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War Office

noun (Brit, formerly)
  1. the department of state responsible for the British Army, now part of the Ministry of Defence
  2. the premises of this department in Whitehall, London
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  • During the same period the war office alone absorbed over twenty.

  • You know what the war office is; I may be fed with printed forms for months.

    The Education of Eric Lane Stephen McKenna
  • Both these ladies, moreover, would be very well to do when the people at the war office had come to an end of their formalities.

    Father Goriot Honore de Balzac
  • The gentleman might be worth having at the war office, if it was only as a jettatura.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • In 1916 the word Anzac was officially adopted by the war office.

  • One of the officials at the war office was, I found, at the other end.

    The Minister of Evil William Le Queux
  • I cannot admit that the war office has changed in the slightest degree in a hundred years.

    The Pretty Lady Arnold E. Bennett
  • The war office has commandeered so many of their men that they had to take me to 'carry on.'

    A Labrador Doctor Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • So he fearlessly risked his life in all ways on every possible occasion which the war office routine gave him on holiday.

    My Life as an Author Martin Farquhar Tupper
  • He, p. 96however, sent his resignation to the war office, and proceeded to China.

    General Gordon J. Wardle

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