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League of Nations
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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
  • 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!"
    Chapter 19 (42% in)

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