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crusade against (someone or something)

To strongly oppose someone or something and encourage others to do the same; to fight against someone or something. Many people in our small town are crusading against that big construction project because they feel that we don't need more stores so close to our homes.
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crusade for (someone or something)

To strongly support someone or something and encourage others to do the same; to fight in favor of someone or something. Many people in our small town are crusading for that big construction project because the closest store right now is 10 miles away.
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crusade against someone or something

to campaign or demonstrate against someone or something. You are always crusading against one cause or another. Ed started crusading against Eric and the latter threatened suit.
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Crusade for someone or something

to campaign or demonstrate for someone or something. I can hardly crusade for the defeat of a friend. Ed went on a crusade for Eric, hoping to get him elected.
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The phrase has caused disquiet in the Middle East, where the Crusades which took place from the 11th to 13th centuries are still remembered.
The PMRC episode has echoes in today's left/right crusades against Goth rock and gangsta rap--and, for that matter, against violent or vulgar movies, TV shows, and video games.
This book brings the Crusades to life: the background.
The German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) declared the unveiling of its broadband measurement crusade that permits users to examine their internet pace, and to specify the performance of their stationary and mobile broadband connection.
The two most controversial actions of the Roman Catholic Church in its nearly two thousand year old history were the Crusades and the Inquisition.
Since beginning Harvest Crusades in Orange County in 1990, Laurie has preached to more than 4.
Barber's book joins a host of narratives about the crusades published in the last decade by Thomas Asbridge, Michel Balard, Norman Housley, Nikolas Jaspert, Andrew Jotischky, Thomas Madden, Jonathan Phillips, Jay Rubenstein, and Christopher Tyerman, to name just a few.
First, the Crusades were not the first step in European colonialism.
The main part of the book is a mixture of narrative and analysis of the medieval Christian Crusades and the rest an account of its long-lasting emotional, metaphorical, literary, linguistic, and political aftermath both in Western and in Islamic cultures.
The series of conflicts known as the Crusades are among the most studied events in European history.
Some may remember the event from parental readings of popular children's stories such as Jerusalem and the Crusades (1913), Joan's Crusade (1947), The Children's Crusade (1958), An Army of Children (1978) and The Scarlet Cross (2006)--a small selection from a significant body of literature.
In this lucid and measured monograph, William Purkis seeks to define a distinctive crusade spirituality in the near century between the First and Third Crusades.
Over the past decade, the subject of the Crusades has become a popular one for writers, but Steven Runciman's three-volume History of the Crusades remains the primary standard of comparison.
The set THE CRUSADES is a 4-volume work of art highly recommended for both high school and college-level libraries as a basic introductory reference.