battle cry


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Recent Examples on the Web His complaint is a battle cry of conservatives — and some Democrats — who say the social media giants treat them unfairly. Lisa Mascaro,, "Trump threatens to veto defense policy bill unless Congress repeals Section 230, a safeguard for social media companies," 2 Dec. 2020 The battle cry continues, just a little closer to home this year. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Fighting back: Cancer survivor’s inspiring story brings Meadows Turkey Bowl’s mission close to home," 10 Nov. 2020 Hundreds of white supremacists carried those torches, sparking 24 hours of fury and death that transformed Charlottesville into an enduring battle cry of the 2020 presidential election. Laurie Kellman, Star Tribune, "Bruised and haunted, US holds tight as 2020 campaigns close," 1 Nov. 2020 His Twitter handle is @McHooyah, a play on the Navy SEAL battle cry. Gene Weingarten, Washington Post, "In Search of Healing," 26 Oct. 2020 Conservatives, who have long argued their speech has been impeded on social media, used the opportunity as a battle cry to summon Big Tech CEOs before Congress and challenge Section 230. Elizabeth Thompson, Dallas News, "Section 230: What is the law that’s causing so much big tech buzz?," 23 Oct. 2020 The song, written by Diane Warren, is a battle cry for a different political future for America. Malcolm-aimé Musoni,, "JoJo drops 'The Change,' official campaign anthem for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris," 2 Oct. 2020 Corporate America’s pre-pandemic battle cry to reduce unnecessary meetings gave way to a more-is-better mentality when those meetings moved on-screen. Sharon Terlep, WSJ, "The Boss Says It’s OK to Take a Break from Zoom. Why Are You Still on Video Calls?," 28 Sep. 2020 Some in the group wore T-shirts emblazoned with a social media-ready battle cry: #wewantmorehistory. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, "Amid the Monument Wars, a Rally for ‘More History’," 28 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of battle cry

1814, in the meaning defined above

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22 Dec 2020

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“Battle cry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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