council of war


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council of war

n
1. (Military) an assembly of military leaders in wartime
2. an emergency meeting to formulate a plan
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That same day a council of war had been held in which all the members of the Hofkriegsrath and both Emperors took part.
Here he called a short council of war, in which, after hearing different opinions, he at last gave the direction of his pursuit to fortune, and struck directly into the Worcester road.
The alarm was given; they all came to a halt, and held a council of war.
Then, knowing that the Army of Revolt could not batter down the barriers in several days, the adventurers gathered once more in the throne room for a council of war.
Half an hour afterwards we held a council of war, at which all the commanders of regiments were present.
So be it, monsieur; but as we are the masters, we constitute ourselves a council of war, and when you are before judges you must reply.
As it was a subject in which all had an equal interest, he put the question as to a council of war, and not without some slight exhibition of the lingering vestiges of a nearly extinct military pride.
When they came to a quiet corner, they united and held a council of war.
We sat down, therefore, in a howe of the hill-side till the mist should have risen, and made ourselves a dish of drammach, and held a council of war.
This is a council of war, and I am the one person in the world to tell you what to do.
I seem to have dropped into a sort of council of war.
That night we held a council of war in the Flibberty's cabin.

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