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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
  • And yet-he thought —through all the generations of political extortion, it was not the looting bureaucrats who had taken the blame, but the chained industrialists, not the men who peddled legal favors, but the men who were forced to buy them; and through all those generations of crusades against corruption, the remedy had always been, not the liberating of the victims, but the granting of wider powers for extortion to the extortionists.

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  • Resentments date back to the Crusades.
  • One of the goals of the West in The First Crusade was to recapture Jerusalem after 461 years of Muslim rule.
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  • I have contributed my time and money to Friends of Global Progress in their crusade for the Equalization of Opportunity Bill.
  • He did not know that he stood straight and that the gesture of his arm was that of a returning crusader offering his trophy to his love, when he dropped a small chain of metal into her lap.

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  • We saw a hundred-pound stack-a hundred pounds, we weighed them-of magazines in Gerald’s office, full of stories about our factory and our noble plan, with big pictures of Gerald Starnes, calling him a great social crusader.
  • Do you know that it went out during the party and Simons had a terrible time getting it started again? …. Mrs. Weston says that our best achievement is our cook-she loved the hors d’oeuvres…… Balph Eubank said a very funny thing about you, he said you’re a crusader with a factory’s chimney smoke for a plume…… I’m glad you don’t like Francisco d’Anconia.
  • He sat in a pose he had never permitted himself before, a pose he had resented as the most vulgar symbol of the businessman-he sat leaning back in his chair, with his feet on his desk-and it seemed to her that the posture had an air of peculiar nobility, that it was not the pose of a stuffy executive, but of a young crusader.
  • …It’s not workers …. not your workers …. it’s those new boys of theirs and …. and a lot of goons hired on the outside …. Don’t believe a word they’ll tell you about it …. It’s a frame-up …. it’s their rotten kind of frame-up …." There was a desperate intensity in the boy’s face, the intensity of a crusader’s battle, his voice seemed to gain a sound of life from some fuel burning in broken spurts within him—and Rearden knew that the greatest assistance he could now render was to listen.

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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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