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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
  • He was a militant idealist who crusaded against racial bigotry by growing faint in its presence.

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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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  • Almost overnight the Glorious Loyalty Oath Crusade was in full flower, and Captain Black was enraptured to discover himself spearheading it.
  • First there had been the awful humiliation of the Great Loyalty Oath Crusade, when not one of the thirty or forty people circulating competitive loyalty oaths would even allow him to sign.

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  • That would defeat the whole purpose of our crusade.
  • Milo echoed with joyful relief, and the Glorious Loyalty Oath Crusade came to an end.
  • To Captain Black, every officer who supported his Glorious Loyalty Oath Crusade was a competitor, and he planned and plotted twenty-four hours a day to keep one step ahead.
  • Milo took a firm moral stand and absolutely refused to participate in the Glorious Loyalty Oath Crusade until Captain Black called upon him with his delegation and requested him to.
  • Along with everyone else in the squadron, he lived in profound awe and reverence of the majestic, white-haired major with craggy face and Jehovean bearing, who came back from Rome finally with an injured eye inside a new celluloid eye patch and smashed his whole Glorious Crusade to bits with a single stroke.
  • Seeing everyone in the squadron he didn’t like afraid once again throughout the appalling, interminable Great Big Siege of Bologna reminded Captain Black nostalgically of the good old days of his Glorious Loyalty Oath Crusade when he had been a man of real consequence, and when even big shots like Milo Minderbinder, Doc Daneeka and Piltchard and Wren had trembled at his approach and groveled at his feet.
  • To Captain Piltchard and Captain Wren, the Glorious Loyalty Oath Crusade was a glorious pain in the ass, since it complicated their task of organizing the crews for each combat mission.

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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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