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The Fountainhead
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  • They were an army and it was a crusade.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Dominique, which will be worse for him—to lose you or to lose his crusade?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It led to a crusade against sweatshops, headed by the best women of the city.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But Wynand spoke of his crusade, impersonally, almost as if it did not concern Roark at all.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I have no patience with visionaries who see a holy crusade in architecture for architecture's sake.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Gail Wynand was away, sailing his yacht through the Indian Ocean, and Alvah Scarret was stuck for a crusade.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Alvah Scarret had found a crusade to which he devoted himself with the truest fervor he had ever experienced.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He contended that the family was a bourgeois institution; but he made no issue of it and did not crusade for free love.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was leading his greatest crusade—with the help of finks, drifters, drunkards, and humble drudges too passive to quit.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Your professor of structural engineering acted quite the crusader on your behalf.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He staged a crusade against a shady streetcar monopoly and caused it to lose its franchise; the franchise was granted to a shadier group, controlled by Gail Wynand.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nobody would have felt an urge to crusade about a building; but religion had been attacked; the press agent had prepared the ground too well, the spring of public attention was wound, a great many people could make use of it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It said: "Architecture is not a business, not a career, but a crusade and a consecration to a joy that justifies the existence of the earth."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The other pages ran a crusade against utility companies; a daily horoscope; extracts from church sermons; recipes for young brides; pictures of girls with beautiful legs; advice on how to hold a husband; a baby contest; a poem proclaiming that to wash dishes was nobler than to write a symphony; an article proving that a woman who had borne a child was automatically a saint.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We'll see," said Wynand contemptuously—and continued his private crusade.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a crusade against pollution
as in: First Crusade to Jerusalem
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