n. military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
Her commitment to a great cause degenerated from a crusade into an obsession.
Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me? Somewhere beyond the barricade Is there a world you long to see?
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The themes were the same that had been illuminated upon similar occasions by their mothers before them, their grandmothers, and doubtless all their ancestors in the female line clear back to the Crusades.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
But in the Crusades we already see an event occupying its definite place in history and without which we cannot imagine the modern history of Europe, though to the chroniclers of the Crusades that event appeared as merely due to the will of certain people.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He had within his reach his pistols and carbine, and Ali, standing near him, held one of the small Arabian hatchets, whose form has not varied since the Crusades.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
This was so much her normal state, that Joe and I would often, for weeks together, be, as to our fingers, like monumental Crusaders as to their legs.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Starbuck was no crusader after perils; in him courage was not a sentiment; but a thing simply useful to him, and always at hand upon all mortally practical occasions.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context