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  • v. Present participle of embattle.

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Examples

  • HENRY: Now, critics have raised questions about whether President Musharraf is really committed to the U.S. war on terror, specifically because billions of dollars in U.S. aid to Pakistan has not necessarily gone to the goal of reducing violence and embattling extremists there in Pakistan.

    CNN Transcript Dec 27, 2007

  • Still, for some, the idea of leaving would involve a longer rest from the embattling and torrential rain of conservatism than they would have chosen to endure.

    You're Leaving the US? No Problem

  • But after embattling his facts, an advocate who should wholly suppress a not unreasonable surmise, which might tell eloquently upon his cause — such an advocate, would he not be blame-worthy?

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • It's a very embattled, embattling atmosphere, and people get very heated in their views of each other.

    Hell of a Ride: Backstage at the White House Follies 1989-1993

  • In which methodical course it is so supposed they must proceed by the steady pace of learning onward, as at convenient times for memories’ sake to retire back into the middle ward, 52 and sometimes into the rear of what they have been taught, until they have confirmed, and solidly united the whole body of their perfected knowledge, like the last embattling of a Roman legion.

    Of Education

  • Ministries of the seventies; and it seems likely that by this calculating coyness he sought to keep his influence intact, not for the petty personal ends which have often been alleged, but rather with a view to the more effective embattling of all the national energies against Germany.

    The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)

  • He organized it piecemeal, on a class basis, instead of embattling it as a whole.

    William Pitt and the Great War

  • Oh! she could have lingered there forever! and hardly did she know what it was to draw any but sighs of bliss till she saw the towers of Paris embattling the horizon.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • But after embattling his facts, an advocate who should wholly suppress a not unreasonable surmise, which might tell eloquently upon his cause -- such an advocate, would he not be blame-worthy?

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

  • The portly peltry of a goat; its horns embattling its effigy head; its mouth the nozzle; and its long beard flowed to its jet-black hoofs.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I (of 2)

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