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crusade
used in Babbitt

4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a crusade against pollution
Definition
long and determined effort for a cause that is passionately believed to be important
  • But the crusading passion of it made him so tobacco-hungry that he immediately recovered the key, walked with forbidding dignity to the file, took out a cigar and a match—"but only one match; if ole cigar goes out, it'll by golly have to stay out!"
    Chapter 4 (19% in)

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  • In his newspaper Escott had conducted a pure-food crusade against commission-houses.
    Chapter 26 (81% in)
  • She was a crusader and, like every crusader, she exulted in the opportunity to be vicious in the name of virtue.
    Chapter 10 (16% in)
  • She was a crusader and, like every crusader, she exulted in the opportunity to be vicious in the name of virtue.
    Chapter 10 (16% in)

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