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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
  • The Banner led great, brave crusades—on issues that had no opposition.
  • He stopped every attempt to draw Mrs. Gail Wynand into public life—to head committees, sponsor charity drives, endorse crusades.

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  • There is no glory in war, and no beauty in crusades of men.
  • Think of my great crusades about street-car companies, red-light districts and home-grown vegetables.

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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.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Crusade(retrieved 03/31/08)

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  • Your professor of structural engineering acted quite the crusader on your behalf.
  • 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."

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  • I have no patience with visionaries who see a holy crusade in architecture for architecture’s sake.
  • He contended that the family was a bourgeois institution; but he made no issue of it and did not crusade for free love.
  • Gail Wynand was away, sailing his yacht through the Indian Ocean, and Alvah Scarret was stuck for a crusade.
  • It led to a crusade against sweatshops, headed by the best women of the city.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • They were an army and it was a crusade.

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  • But Wynand spoke of his crusade, impersonally, almost as if it did not concern Roark at all.
  • Dominique, which will be worse for him—to lose you or to lose his crusade?
  • He was leading his greatest crusade—with the help of finks, drifters, drunkards, and humble drudges too passive to quit.
  • Alvah Scarret had found a crusade to which he devoted himself with the truest fervor he had ever experienced.
  • We’ll see," said Wynand contemptuously—and continued his private crusade.

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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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