give battle

give battle

dated To engage in a fight, conflict, or confrontation. The king's forces amassed at the ridge, preparing to give battle against the invading army. In this unforgiving world, you must be prepared to give battle for your ideals.
See also: battle, give
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He would give battle Upon the threshold of the camp.
When the higher officers are angry and insubordinate, and on meeting the enemy give battle on their own account from a feeling of resentment, before the commander-in-chief can tell whether or no he is in a position to fight, the result is ruin.
And when they were gathered there was much talk, for some would give battle at once and some delay until Fingal, the King of Morven, should come to aid them.
"How, then, may a man give battle to Jikiza?" he asked again.
Sir Launcelot will give battle to dragons, and will abide by them, and will assail them again, and yet again, and still again, until he do conquer and destroy them; and so likewise will Sir Pellinore and Sir Aglovale and Sir Carados, and mayhap others, but there be none else that will venture it, let the idle say what the idle will.
But the hawk refused to come down and give battle, and the cub crawled away into a thicket and whimpered his disappointment and hunger.
At that council, contrary to the views of the old generals Kutuzov and Prince Schwartzenberg, it had been decided to advance immediately and give battle to Bonaparte.
Korak turned to give battle. Meriem with her own light spear stood by his side.
As things are turning out, I foresee that we must give battle to London, to the provinces, to all England, and certainly in the end we can't fail to be beaten."
Seeing that they were determined to give battle, I leaned over the rail of the Sari and brought the im-perial battle-squadron of the Emperor of Pellucidar into action for the first time in the history of a world.
Once within the jungle, he found a little knot of determined blacks waiting to give battle to the oncoming horde, but Tarzan cried to them to scatter, keeping out of harm's way until they could gather in force after dark.
424-442) Then the stout hearted son of Zeus let him be, and himself watched for the onset of manslaying Ares: fiercely he stared, like a lion who has come upon a body and full eagerly rips the hide with his strong claws and takes away the sweet life with all speed: his dark heart is filled with rage and his eyes glare fiercely, while he tears up the earth with his paws and lashes his flanks and shoulders with his tail so that no one dares to face him and go near to give battle. Even so, the son of Amphitryon, unsated of battle, stood eagerly face to face with Ares, nursing courage in his heart.
Earlier, Brendan Duke's Let The Heirs Walk, a solid third behind Here For The Craic and subsequent winner Give Battle in Cork last time, has rock-solid each-way claims in the other [euro]20,000 event on the card, the KPMG Handicap Hurdle.
They will survive and give battle to the BJP because, apart from anything else, they are in the mainstream of humankind's march towards democracy and justice, while religious fanatics have little to offer to the coming generations.
Macri said that from these decisions producers will be in better conditions "to give battle in a very competitive sector, such as the apple and fruit in general." "We need to be close to the producers to help them compete in the different markets," he said.