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as in: a crusade against pollution Define
long and determined effort for a cause that is passionately believed to be important
  • But the crusading passion of it made him so tobacco-hungry that he immediately recovered the key, walked with forbidding dignity to the file, took out a cigar and a match—"but only one match; if ole cigar goes out, it’ll by golly have to stay out!"

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  • She is crusading for women’s rights.
  • I’ll call it The Children’s Crusade.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five

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  • She was a crusader and, like every crusader, she exulted in the opportunity to be vicious in the name of virtue.
  • She was a crusader and, like every crusader, she exulted in the opportunity to be vicious in the name of virtue.

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  • In his newspaper Escott had conducted a pure-food crusade against commission-houses.

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as in: a crusade against pollution Define
long and determined effort for a cause that is passionately believed to be important
as in: First Crusade to Jerusalem Define
any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe invaded Muslims in the Holy Land in the Middle East
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