battle cry

noun

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Dawid, a researcher at LMU Munich, answered Ellis and Silk’s battle cry and assembled far-flung scholars anchoring all sides of the argument for the high-profile event last week. Quanta Magazine, "A Fight for the Soul of Science," 16 Dec. 2015 For Har’el, who built her career by constantly knocking on closed doors and then knocking them down, this is more than just a plaintive battle cry. Stacy Perman, latimes.com, "Filmmaker Alma Har'el frees up space for women in the entertainment industry," 17 June 2019 Trump’s battle cry for much of the past three years, has given way to an open invitation to foreign actors, asking one or more to interfere in the 2020 election. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Norway, If You’re Listening....," 13 June 2019 There's an old battle cry between persecution and prosecution. Fox News, "Ingraham: When the inmates run the immigration asylum," 26 July 2018 There’s also a smoothly supercilious, white supremacist (a striking performance by Dallas Roberts) and references to an organization with a title evocative of a current battle cry: Make America Great Again. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘FBI’ Review: Agents of the Moment," 20 Sep. 2018 Her conviction and hair-raising delivery became something of a battle cry for a generation of young women seeking equal rights. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Dies," 16 Aug. 2018 MEXICO CITY - Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who rallied voters with his battle cry against corruption and promises to the poor, won a resounding victory on Sunday night in Mexico's presidential election, after the concession of his two top rivals. Joshua Partlow, Anchorage Daily News, "Andrés Manuel López Obrador wins Mexican presidential race," 2 July 2018 Saoirse Ronan unleashes her battle cry as the titular character of Mary Queen of Scots in the upcoming film's first trailer, released Thursday. Jillian Forstadt, The Hollywood Reporter, "Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie Face Off for Throne in 'Mary Queen of Scots' Trailer," 12 July 2018

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1814, in the meaning defined above

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battle cry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of battle cry

: a word, phrase, or sound that is shouted by soldiers in a battle
: a phrase or saying that is used to make people support an idea, a cause, etc.

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