battle


battle
01. Hundreds of soldiers were killed in the [battle].
02. The [battle] against illegal drugs is going nowhere. We have to rethink our attitude towards the issue.
03. He [battled] his partner for a controlling interest in the company.
04. Our good friend and colleague, Henry Thompson, lost his [battle] against AIDS this past weekend.
05. Firefighters are [battling] to save the town from the forest fire coming towards it.
06. Hundreds of British and Argentine soldiers lost their lives in the [battle] for control of the Falklands Islands.
07. There is a Japanese proverb which states that thirty-six plans of how to win the [battle] are not so good as one plan to withdraw from the fight.
08. Jonathon Kozol once advised, "Pick [battles] big enough to matter, but small enough to win."
09. Marion Parker once observed, "Be kind - remember every one you meet is fighting a [battle] - everybody's lonesome."
10. Sheldon Kopp once said that all of the significant [battles] are waged within the self.
11. Surprisingly, French soldiers arrived by taxi to fight the [Battle] of the Marne in World War One.
12. Warriors of the Khmer Empire, found in Cambodia from 800-1400 A.D., rode elephants into [battle], often causing their enemies to flee in panic.
13. During a 24-hour period in 1984, over 25,000 soldiers were killed in a [battle] between Iran and Iraq.
14. Women soldiers serve in most branches of the Israeli military, but do not fight in [battle].
15. Over one million soliders died in World War One's longest [battle] at Verdun, France.
16. Frederick the Great once remarked that many [battles] have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer.
17. The most important [battle] in Canada's history took place on the Plains of Abraham, and was won by the English in about 10 minutes.

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