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holy war

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishholy warˈholy ˌwar noun [countable]  WARa war that is fought to defend the beliefs of a religioncrusade, jihad
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holy warPolitical power lies on the side of those who declare a holy war against inflation.This is a holy war, you know - spiritual health is more important than the physical kind.In the eyes of ordinary folk, the crusade was a holy war for the sake of war.Political self-interest and holy war combined to demolish for good the huge structure of empire.The intense zeal on both sides is culminating in a sort of end-of-the-century holy war.They were the perfect soldiers for Aenarion's holy war.
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