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battle cry

a cry or shout of troops in battle.
the phrase or slogan used in any contest or campaign.
Origin of battle cry
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The others still fought on, and the battle-cry rose to heaven without ceasing.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Suddenly there burst from the Norman lines their battle-cry of 'God aid us!'

  • Vehemence of character counts for more than completeness of doctrine, and they crave a battle-cry, not a dissertation.

    Voltaire John Morley
  • He died with the battle-cry in his throat, and his death was as great as his life.

    Cuore (Heart) Edmondo De Amicis
  • He gave them 'Morgan' for a battle-cry, and bade them maintain their old reputation.

  • "It matters not what they use for their battle-cry," he was shouting.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • "Darwinismus" became the battle-cry of the militant spirits of that time.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • With the battle-cry of his tribe, he flung his huge body on the gladiator.

  • The order was obeyed by all except Bayard, who had ears for nothing but his own battle-cry, and eyes only for the enemy.

    With Spurs of Gold Frances Nimmo Greene
  • How few are the nations willing to rally to such a battle-cry!

    Character Samuel Smiles
British Dictionary definitions for battle-cry

battle cry

a shout uttered by soldiers going into battle
a slogan used to rally the supporters of a campaign, movement, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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