battle cry


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battle cry

n.
1. A rallying cry uttered in combat, especially while attacking.
2. A slogan used by the proponents of a cause.

battle cry

n
1. (Military) a shout uttered by soldiers going into battle
2. a slogan used to rally the supporters of a campaign, movement, etc

bat′tle cry`


n.
1. a cry or shout of troops going into battle.
2. a slogan used to arouse enthusiasm in a contest.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.battle cry - a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battlebattle cry - a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
2.battle cry - a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'"
catchword, motto, shibboleth, slogan - a favorite saying of a sect or political group

battle cry

noun
1. slogan, motto, watchword, catch phrase, tag-line, catchword the ideological battle cry of Hong Kong
2. war cry, rallying cry, war whoop He screamed out a battle cry and charged.

battle cry

noun
A rallying term used by proponents of a cause:
Translations

battle cry

ngrido di battaglia
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Now he was close upon them, and had there been any doubt before, the wild battle cry which rang from a thousand fierce throats turned the hopes of the royalists cold within their breasts.
It was at once a sight to make one shudder and to cheer; but in a brief second we were engaged once more in our own battle with only the unquenchable battle cry of the women to remind us that they still fought--"Rise slaves
Just then Uncas struck his tomahawk deep into the post, and raised his voice in a shout, which might be termed his own battle cry.
OVER the top The battle cry Wave after wave Staring death in the eye A field of khaki Swaying in the breeze Machine-gun fire From distant trees Row after row Young men die Cut down by the reaper's scythe Like lambs to slaughter Onward they did go Over the top When the whistle did blow The air filled, with cries of pain Over and over Again and again Silent now Those fields of war Across the channel On distant shores Silent now The brave Who gave their lives Wave after wave Resting in a distant grave Young men and boys Who went to war Never to return To England's shores.
Your country needs you was the battle cry, But he wasn't to know how many would die.
JL Snyder, whose writing has been touted by reviews as "brilliant" and "engrossing" has released the second installment in the Battle Cry series, Battle Cry 2 Shadow of the Sword, in which he continues the story of Kai-Ling, a young girl whose purpose is to avenge her father's death.
Battle Cry is mostly a buildup to war, telling the story of a group of young men as they depart for boot camp, turn into marines, find and lose love, and head for the fighting in the Pacific.
But poverty is a fact of life and this can be reduced with our battle cry - "walang mahirap kung walang corrupt".
A 0-0 draw in Kiev last month did little to boost confidence among supporters, but Hodgson sees no need to perform a battle cry to instil vigour into his players.
The battle cry goes something like this: there is no transparency in the dealings of government and without transparency, there will always be corruption and so we are doomed to a fate of nothing but corruption and injustice.
BATTLE CRY J Butcher wants more supporters for big derby
ALALA ancient Greek battle cry [Oxford English Dict.

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