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blitz
as in:  London blitz


They plan a blitz of attack ads during the last two weeks of the campaign.
  a swift attack intended to overwhelm the opposition — especially a military attack
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blitz blitzkrieg blitzed blitzes
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Blitz comes form shortening the German word, "Blitzkrieg" which means "lightening war".
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  • They plan a blitz of attack ads during the last two weeks of the campaign.
  • London was bombed 57 consecutive nights during the Blitz.
  • They were in utter chaos during the blitz.
  • The fall and winter had brought the inevitable, all of it, with blitzkrieg speed.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • They had advanced so rapidly, the famous German strategy of Blitzkrieg, "lightning war," that their supply lines couldn’t keep up with them.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • I also knew that I was too young to handle the blitzkrieg that had just rolled over me.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In her entire life she had known just two urban places—tiny Cracow in its Gothic repose and later the shapeless rubble heap of Warsaw after the Blitzkrieg.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Hitler had unleashed his blitzkrieg across Europe, his Soviet allies had followed, and the continent had exploded into total war.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Like a blitzkrieg or something.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Or some blitzkrieg, some kamikaze, committed on the swelling genitalia of the flowers?
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale

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  • Awed by the German blitzkrieg into France in May of 1940, Japan pushed into French Indochina.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The first days of the German blitzkrieg saw the following scene take place: the wife of a Pole called Stanislaw Cieciora went to a prisoner of war camp in Pabianice where she had been told her wounded husband, a soldier in the defeated army, was being held; he must have been afraid he would be killed by the victors.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • He’s mounting a hidden economic blitzkrieg, putting all trade, all of the territory’s financial institutions under the control of a "neutral" commission, a clearing house approved by Peking which means approved by him.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • "Yeah, but he doesn’t really go into blitzkrieg mode until classes start," Chip said nonchalantly.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • After the first blitzkrieg round of drinks, we settled into slow-sipping—beer in my case, the house wine in Kate’s.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • "Blitzkrieg," repeated Finny doubtfully.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • "We could figure out some kind of blitzkrieg baseball," I said.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • We’ll call it blitzkrieg ball," said Bobby.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
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