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crusade in Christianity topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcrusadecru‧sade1 /kruːˈseɪd/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 FIGHT FOR OR AGAINST somethinga determined attempt to change something because you think you are morally rightcampaigncrusade against/for He seems to be running a one-man crusade against cigarette smoking.2 (also Crusade)RRCWAR one of a series of wars fought in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries by Christian armies trying to take Palestine from the Muslims
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crusadeHe has begun a crusade for gun control.Theirs was a correction of smug Victorian concepts, a crusade sprung from reactive energies.The president also would require tobacco companies to pay for a $ 150 million advertising crusade to stop young people from smoking.Amid this moral decay, religious, ethnic and caste crusades have a growing appeal.Alice was to be handed over to a guardian nominated by Richard, who would marry her after his return from crusade.She intends to continue her crusade against sex and violence on TV.The doctor has taunted officialdom since he began his crusade to help terminally ill people kill themselves almost three years ago.The fact that it was invited to join a coalition marks the crowning achievement of its crusade to achieve political respectability.As a politician she's made the fight for women's rights into a personal crusade.In the crusade for civil rights, the federal government sets a uniform standard that overrides local prejudices.We have won the crusade for a balanced budget with tax relief.crusade against/forIn the civil war of 324 he had represented his military campaign as a crusade against a corrupt paganism.They see the United States as fighting a proxy counterinsurgency war disguised as a crusade against drugs.He urged parents and churches to join a crusade against crime.They thought that he would launch a crusade against corruption and make heads roll before ordering elections.The new mayor is actively crusading against drugs and gangs.That's Crusade against Cruelty, tomorrow, at six twenty five.Money solved that problem, as it was to solve many others to come in the crusade against polio.In the crusade for civil rights, the federal government sets a uniform standard that overrides local prejudices.We have won the crusade for a balanced budget with tax relief.