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League of Nations


It is as hopeful and effective as the League of Nations.
  an international organization formed after the First World War in 1920 to promote cooperation and peace among nations; although suggested by Woodrow Wilson, the United States never joined and the League remained powerless; dissolved in 1946 after the United Nations was formed
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  • It is as hopeful and effective as the League of Nations.
  • Syria was once ruled by France under a mandate of the League of Nations.
  • You belong to the League of Nations?
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • I cared more that he had helped found the League of Nations, promoting freedom around the world, than the fact that he had repressed freedom at home.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom

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  • Search me, why the League of Nations, but he lived by Baconian ideas of what makes the man this and that, and had a weakness for complete information.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • When the other sages of the Pullman smoking-compartment had left them to themselves, Babbitt’s voice did not drop into the playful and otherwise offensive tone in which one addresses children but continued its overwhelming and monotonous rumble, and Ted tried to imitate it in his strident tenor: "Gee, dad, you certainly did show up that poor boot when he got flip about the League of Nations!"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • "God and history will remember your judgment," he said famously before the League of Nations, and they did.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • A world organization has already been erected for the prime purpose of preventing war, UNO, the successor of the League of Nations, with the decisive addition of the United States and all that means, is already at work.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Sinews of Peace Speech
  • A world organization has already been erected for the prime purpose of preventing war, UNO, the successor of the League of Nations, with the decisive addition of the United States and all that that means, is already at work.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
  • I’ll tell the President and the League of Nations".
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son

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  • About 125 years after the appearance of this treatise in 1795, the League of Nations was founded, after the First World War.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Woodrow Wilson, for example, shortly before his death, buffeted by the Senate in his efforts on behalf of the League of Nations and the Versailles Treaty, rejected the suggestion thathe seek a seat in the Senate from New Jersey, stating: "Outside of the United States, the Senate does not amount to a damn.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • The stuff had to be where he could lay his hands on it at once, his clippings and pieces of paper, in folders labeled Commerce, Invention, Major Local Transactions, Crime and Gang, Democrats, Republicans, Archaeology, Literature, League of Nations.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Although the road to the establishment of a league of nations is laborious, it is our duty to work for the "universal and lasting securing of peace."
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • When he was out of sight, Sophie unfolded the piece of paper and read it: Dear Hilde, It’s too bad that Alberto didn’t also tell Sophie that Kant advocated the establishment of a "league of nations."
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • ("The Horn of Africa, on the upper half, on the eastern coast—the part that looks like a rhino’s head and points at India," she’d explain.) And fewer still knew of Emperor Haile Selassie, or if they remembered him for being Time magazine’s Man of the Year in 1935, they didn’t remember the country whose cause he pleaded at the League of Nations.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In those days there were high hopes and unbounded confidence that the wars were over, and that the League of Nations would become all-powerful.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Sinews of Peace Speech
  • In those days there were high hopes and unbounded confidence that the wars were over, and that the League of Nations would become all-powerful.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
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Associated words [difficulty]:   League of Nations [7] , NATO [4] , World Bank [6] , IMF [9]
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