in battle

idiom

: while fighting in a war
the brave warriors who died/fell in battle

Examples of in battle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet from the movie’s powerful opening sequence, which follows a funeral procession for four soldiers killed in battle, Loznitsa reminds us that the war continues to extract a devastating cost from its victims. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 16 May 2024 Ashby Lee is named for both Gen. Robert E. Lee, a Virginia native who commanded Confederate forces, and for Turner Ashby, a Confederate cavalry officer who was killed in battle in 1862 near Harrisonburg, Virginia. CBS News, 11 May 2024 The appointment to the unit is especially sentimental because Queen Camilla’s late father, Major Bruce Shand, served with the 12th Lancers during World War II and received two Military Crosses, including for gallantry in battle. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 22 Apr. 2024 The Israel Defense Forces have suffered 604 casualties, including 260 in battle, as of Thursday, according to Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Arizona Republic, 22 Apr. 2024 Russia has also managed to replace the more than 315,000 troops that have been killed or wounded in battle, according to American officials. Marc Santora, New York Times, 21 Apr. 2024 Set in a not-too-far future, Civil War finds the country already embroiled in battle. Devan Coggan, EW.com, 12 Apr. 2024 Hip-hop has been built on its fair share of historic feuds over the years and while the landscape of rap beef has changed its warfare tactics with the introduction of social media, fans are always going to indulge when the competitive juices get flowing in battle. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 2 Apr. 2024 His grandfather was the village chief and one of the African soldiers conscripted by France to fight in World War I before he was badly wounded in battle. Ruth MacLean, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024

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“In battle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20battle. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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