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  • n. Plural form of battlefield.

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Examples

  • On that same day in Washington the State Department used the term battlefields to describe its confrontations with Tehran.

    CNN Transcript Aug 19, 2007

  • Are you saying that detaining people who are plucked off the battlefields is an assault on democracy?

    Are You Kidding Me?

  • Though northern Baja is one of the main battlefields and things have been rather quiet toward the Southern tip, there have been incidents lately in Cabo San Lucas where Canadian tourists have been caught in crossfire at a nightclub.

    Concern for MX Govt

  • The vision of an evil naked snow witch stalking the battlefields is going to stay with you for many years ... truly the definition of "haunting".

    Rare Pulp Science Fiction, Issue 3

  • Keegan's now classic description of what it was like to be an ordinary soldier on the Agincourt, Waterloo, or Somme battlefields is harrowing, humane, profound.

    Gender Bending

  • Reviewed by Terry Castle ( "Gender Bending," September 2005) "Keegan's now classic description of what it was like to be an ordinary soldier on the Agincourt, Waterloo, or Somme battlefields is harrowing, humane, profound."

    Books in Brief

  • Nor should we forget that even now there are men who lay Jacobite garlands at the foot of statues, and on commemorative cairns in battlefields, and who drink to "Charlie over the water."

    France Through Canadian Eyes

  • For him, it had to be fought more or less as it was fought, even though the battlefields were a horror of moral education, not just killing men but altering them.

    They All Knew They Were Right

  • The husbands clutching their hands for succor, in hopes that their own bell-ends wouldn't swell like the proverbial baby's arm holding a poisonous apple and kill them from the pecker up, bore foreheads, fiveheads even, that could only be described as battlefields depicting their hairlines' loss of ground under withering fire from the pussywhipping myrmidon at their sides.

    Ramona at the Funeral

  • Despite this shift and a dramatic expansion of the use of targeted killings, the U.S. has been virtually silent on the legal basis for such attacks, particularly in places most would not describe as battlefields.

    Chris Rogers: After Bin Laden, Time for Clear U.S. Policy on Targeted Killing

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