In a Christian landscape with so many diverse options, Pawlenty has eschewed the crusaders in favor of the consensus-builder.
Zawahiri urged all Muslims to unite behind Omar to defeat America and liberate Jerusalem from the crusaders and Jews.
He too "celebrates" the martyrdom of the "pioneer of Jihad against first the communists and then the crusaders."
Even though we cast ourselves as martyrs, we might be crusaders.
The marathon-length address embraced by crusaders and cranks alike—and knew no partisan bounds.
This provided food and persuaded the Turks of the indomitable spirit of the crusaders.
The crusaders seem to have learned no permanent lesson of pity.
Misset should lay the matter openly before his wife, and the four crusaders, to use Wogan's term, would be bound by her decision.
The fellow was known i' the camp of the crusaders—disreputably known.
Up they mount; that and two other neighboring towers are given up to them; the three gates are opened, and the crusaders rush in.
1706, respelling of croisade (1570s), from Middle French croisade (16c.), Spanish cruzada, both from Medieval Latin cruciata, past participle of cruciare "to mark with a cross," from Latin crux (genitive crucis) "cross." Other Middle English forms were croiserie, creiserie. Figurative sense of "campaign against a public evil" is from 1786.
1732, from crusade (n.). Related: Crusaded; crusading.