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battle cry

1. A shout or chant issued by soldiers, especially when charging into battle. Let the enemy hear our battle cry from miles away; let them fear us from afar.
2. A particular slogan, chant, or motto used by a group or its proponents to generate enthusiasm and support. "No New Taxes" has become the new congressional candidate's battle cry for this election. The stadium shook with the battle cry of the team's home fans.
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For teenagers, young adult, and adult readers alike, Battle Cry 2 delivers as a second novel.
The battle cry goes something like this: I don't know what the new economic plan is, so they have yet to put together a plan for economic recovery; however, are they hiding behind vague reports on plans for the economy and so we have no hope for economic recovery and our future is doomed.
Related to the novel's general optimism, however, is a fatal flaw from the standpoint of criticism: Battle Cry is long, long on sentiment but short, short on insight.
McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (New York, 1988), p.
Peter Thorne today sounded a Burnley battle cry to his Cardiff City team mates.
The battle cry, as William Goode so succinctly phrased it is, "Why do men resist?
As the laryngology-and-voice specialty evolved, precision became the focus and battle cry of the laryngologist; we desired greater precision in both diagnosis and treatment.
Now it has been re-mixed with the help of SFX Boys' Choir to sound the battle cry for England's quest for Euro glory - with a final edit from garage DJ turned Radio One presenter Spoony.
It's a battle cry for women of a certain age and for the tired citizens who take on injustice.
The guerrilla battle cry was "Viva las cadenas"--"Long live the chains.
Adapt or die-that was the Darwinian imperative, and the battle cry of his favorite sport.
Two years later, under the battle cry "Tilden and Reform," he had become the consensus presidential choice of his party.
Gladwell contrasts this with Revere's fellow revolutionary William Dawes' ride to the west on the same night, which was so ineffective in sounding the battle cry that it has been left out of Revolutionary folklore.
Ironically, Albert Alexander, the British First Lord of the Admiralty, in a broadcast beamed to America, recalled that Jones' famous battle cry expressed exactly what England felt while fighting the Nazis during the Battle for Britain.
The tired battle cry of recent political campaigns, "It's the economy, stupid," has come full circle to confront local and national leaders as tuition at public institutions has risen by double digits due to declining revenue sources in the state coffers.
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