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.
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.
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.
Roosevelt uses a linear timeline of the battle of Point Pleasant in what would one day be West Virginia when half-blood Cayuga Chief Logan, and the Shawnee Chief Corn Stalk gathered 1,000 Shawnee, Delaware, and some Iroquois to give battle to 1,500 to 2,000 Virginia militia under the Royal British Governor of Virginia, John Murray the Earl of Dunmore, in the Fall of 1774.
The answer is clear: the Japanese decision to give battle in Manila and to target civilian lives and property in the operation.
A soldier to his fingertips, a patriot to the marrow of his bones and an inveterate enemy of foreign imperialists to his very death, he decided to give battle - and a furious one at that - even to the last moment when he fell dead, pierced by a numerous lancers and punctured by seven bullets.
Experts say it will also have integrated communications, body and external sensors, and a head-up display to give battle information graphics in real time along with night vision.
ALTHOUGH HEAVILY ARMED, IT DID NOT SEEM ORGANIZED TO GIVE BATTLE.