A younger generation of conservatives, wary of a waging an endless culture war, moved away from Bork-style rhetoric.
It is no wonder that these words about waging peace perished in his eloquence about waging war.
He said Turkey was suspecting Russia of “waging war” against Chechens abroad.
The notoriously private author Harper Lee is now waging a public courtroom battle.
Hoge joined in, waging a proxy battle against a liberal blogger who accused Walker et al. of being scammers.
This idea of waging battle with the entire world appalled him.
Oh, Mary O'Neill, what a strange contradictory war you are waging!
Europe is full of causes of war, occasion for waging which must soon arise.
I envisaged then this tiny Moon-crater, the scene of this battle we were waging.
She seems to be waging continual war with the clouds in your behalf.
c.1300, "a payment for services rendered," also in Middle English "a pledge of security" (mid-14c.), from Old North French wage (Old French guage) "pledge," from Frankish *wadja- (cf. Old English wedd, Gothic wadi "pledge"); see wed. Modern French cognate gages (plural) means "wages of a domestic," one of a plethora of French words for different classes, e.g. traitement (university professor), paye, salaire (workman), solde (soldier), récompense, prix. The Old English word was lean, related to loan and representing the usual Germanic form (cf. Gothic laun, Dutch loon, German lohn).
early 14c., "to pledge, deposit as a pledge," from Old North French wagier (Old French gagier), from wage (see wage (n.)). Meaning "to carry on" (of war, etc.) is attested from mid-15c., probably from earlier sense of "to offer as a gage of battle" (early 15c.). Related: Waged; waging.