bat·​tle·​ground | \ ˈba-tᵊl-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce battleground (audio) \

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Examples of battleground in a Sentence

the verdant hill suddenly turned into a bloody battleground
Recent Examples on the Web The Republican effort to hammer Democrats over the All-Star Game's location is a glimpse into Georgia's future as one of the nation's most important battleground states. Eric Bradner, CNN, 13 July 2021 Texas follows several other battleground states controlled by Republicans that have passed substantial overhauls of their election laws and enacted new voting restrictions this year. New York Times, 11 July 2021 Arizona was one of the battleground states where Mr. Trump attempted to challenge the results of the election, alleging ballots were mishandled in Maricopa County, though his efforts were unsuccessful. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 9 July 2021 Several Democratic Senate candidates across pivotal 2022 battleground states are closing out the week on a high note after showing strong numbers in the second fundraising quarter. Rick Klein, Averi Harper, ABC News, 9 July 2021 His campaign and supporters filed—and lost—dozens of lawsuits seeking to block or overturn election results in battleground states won by Mr. Biden. John Mccormick, WSJ, 5 July 2021 After the 2020 election, the Justice Department launched investigations into widespread voter fraud across the country in key battleground states. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, 28 June 2021 From nearly the moment on Election Day when Fox News declared that Biden had won Arizona, Giuliani urged Trump to fight the outcomes in a handful of battleground states., 24 June 2021 Of those bills, 22 laws have been enacted in 14 states—including major battleground states like Georgia, Florida and Arizona—and 61 bills are moving through legislatures in 18 states. Alison Durkee, Forbes, 23 June 2021

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First Known Use of battleground

1573, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of battleground was in 1573

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18 Jul 2021

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“Battleground.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of battleground

: a place where a battle is fought
: an area of conflict or disagreement


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