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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
  • You proved that long ago . the inquisition, the torture of the Knights Templar, the Crusades.
  • "Your final hour," he said aloud, picturing the thousands of Muslims slaughtered during the Crusades.

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  • Broad strokes . "Everything in this vault," Langdon said, feeling more confident now, "centuries of material, has to do with the Crusades.

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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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as in: a crusade against pollution Define
long and determined effort for a cause that is passionately believed to be important
  • Today he was fighting their battle, he was fighting the same enemy they had fought for ages, as far back as the eleventh century . when the enemy’s crusading armies had first pillaged his land, raping and killing his people, declaring them unclean, defiling their temples and gods.

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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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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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