scorched-earth love

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  • adjective Characteristic of a desire to prevail at any cost.

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Examples

  • The Persian satrap of Cilicia was Arsames, who had been present at the conference before the battle of the Granicus, at which Memnon had advised a scorched-earth policy to hinder the Macedonians.

    Alexander the Great

  • The Persian leader had already applied a scorched-earth policy to the lands north of these passes and had his men waiting to strike the Macedonians as they struggled across the mountains.

    Alexander the Great

  • The Persian leader had already applied a scorched-earth policy to the lands north of these passes and had his men waiting to strike the Macedonians as they struggled across the mountains.

    Alexander the Great

  • To make the situation worse, little food or fodder was available in a land that had suffered the scorched-earth policy of Bessus.

    Alexander the Great

  • In the scorched-earth era of the "health care reform debates" of 2009 and beyond, Evangelicals seemed to believe that Jesus commanded that all hospitals and everything else should be run by corporations for profit, just because corporations weren't the evil government.

    Frank Schaeffer: The "Reason" Republicans Despise Unions, Government and Anything Public

  • The Persian satrap of Cilicia was Arsames, who had been present at the conference before the battle of the Granicus, at which Memnon had advised a scorched-earth policy to hinder the Macedonians.

    Alexander the Great

  • "If that doesn't illustrate the scorched-earth nature of litigation tactics on Rule 2019, I don't know what does," said Elliot Ganz , general counsel at the Loan Syndications and Trading Association, a group that lobbied to limit the breadth of the new disclosure rule.

    High Court Clears Rule on Disclosing Creditor Data

  • Community Health called Tenet's federal lawsuit baseless and proof of the company's "scorched-earth defense" against the takeover bid.

    Tenet Files Suit in Takeover Fight

  • To make the situation worse, little food or fodder was available in a land that had suffered the scorched-earth policy of Bessus.

    Alexander the Great

  • I can employ scorched-earth tactics in writing about a bad movie, but I rarely write sharp criticism of actors themselves.

    Roger Ebert: 'I'm happy I don't look worse'

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