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  • n. Plural form of crusade.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of crusade.


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  • But his choice of the word "crusades" prompted Mr Medvedev to warn that such remarks could "lead to a clash of civilisations".

    BBC News - Home

  • Besides, it messes up the story if you starts bringing in crusades and pogroms and Jack's mum getting -- whassat?

    Jack Scallywag

  • They join crusades to retake Jerusalem or to save the world from the International Monetary Fund.

    Free Will, If Any « Isegoria

  • I mean, he called the crusades a diseased form of Christianity.

    CNN Transcript Sep 22, 2006

  • Their wars against us, that they call crusades, are an exception, and perhaps, too, they have learned something from the failure of those invasions.

    The Saracen: The Holy War

  • In contrast with migrations are movements which are sometimes referred to as crusades, partly because of the religious fervor and fanaticism with which they are usually conducted and partly because they are an appeal to the masses of the people for direct action and depend for their success upon their ability to appeal to some universal human interest or to common experiences and interests that are keenly comprehended by the common man.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • Instead of a born-again Christian convinced he was fulfilling God's mission on this planet, complete with references to "crusades" -- the world now sees a man hosting 47 world leaders to work on nuclear proliferation.


  • The 69-year-old televangelist conducts energetic revivals across the country - he calls them "crusades" - that often feature rapid-fire faith-healing episodes. News

  • Against this backdrop the crusades were a sideshow.

    Jay Rubenstein: Clash Of Civilizations Or Nuisance? Medieval Crusading And The War on Terror

  • Let us consider, for example, the question of whether the crusades were a clash of civilizations, if not the beginning of "The Clash of Civilizations" -- a massive war for survival between East and West -- or were they merely a series of minor military imbroglios of no real consequence in the grand narrative of world history?

    Jay Rubenstein: Clash Of Civilizations Or Nuisance? Medieval Crusading And The War on Terror


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