Not as entertaining nor as exciting as a take-no-prisoners offensive assault but sometimes necessary to win the game.—Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2023 Trending So no, Nyad isn’t exactly slathering, pandering, take-no-prisoners Oscar bait.—David Fear, Rolling Stone, 2 Nov. 2023 Flannery’s infirmity, unconventional looks and take-no-prisoners nonconformity find expression in these women’s daughters.—Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Sep. 2023 Shakti’s exhilarating, take-no-prisoners approach to music has never wavered since the band’s inception 50 years ago, regardless of who is in the lineup.—George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Aug. 2023 Pleasantly chewy, the crullers made lovely sponges for the take-no-prisoners black pepper sauce, the taste equivalent of a bugle blast.—Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 18 July 2023 Hidden Hand applies the same take-no-prisoners approach as Hamilton’s 2018 book, Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia.—Andrew J. Nathan, Foreign Affairs, 10 Dec. 2020 Nationally, the governor made a name for himself as an unabashed Republican critic of Trump, often harping on the latter's take-no-prisoners political style.—Ryan King, Washington Examiner, 26 Apr. 2023 Country powerhouse Chapel Hart, featuring sisters Danica and Devynn Hart, and first cousin Trea Swindle, just released an upbeat, take-no-prisoners tune from their upcoming album Glory Days.—Terri Robertson, Country Living, 7 Apr. 2023
John’s synagogue of Satan came to stand for all the Arians and other heretics who disagreed with Athanasius, and John’s take-no-prisoners tone was congenial to a bishop who intended to take no prisoners.—Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 The Bengals’ defense is beaten up and the Bills’ offense will take no prisoners.—Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 16 Jan. 2023 Al-Anon members take no prisoners.—Annie Lane, oregonlive, 10 Jan. 2023 In other words, entrepreneurs are aggressive, outgoing risk-takers who take no prisoners.—Caroline Castrillon, Forbes, 2 Jan. 2022 See More
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