Crusading

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Crusading Of or pertaining to a crusade; as, a crusading spirit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Persians first began using colored eggs to celebrate spring in 3,000 B.C. 13th century Macedonians were the first Christians on record to use colored eggs in Easter celebrations. Crusaders returning from the Middle East spread the custom of coloring eggs, and Europeans began to use them to celebrate Easter and other warm weather holidays.
    • crusading Of or pertaining to the crusades; engaged in or favoring a crusade or crusades.
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Quotations

  • Captain J. G. Stedman
    Captain J. G. Stedman
    “During the crusades all were religious mad, and now all are mad for want of it.”
  • A. J. P. Taylor
    A. J. P. Taylor
    “The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism.”
  • William Danforth
    William Danforth
    “I want you to start a crusade in you life -- to dare to be your best.”
  • Paul J. Meyer
    Paul J. Meyer
    “Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader.”
  • Robert Lindner
    Robert Lindner
    “It is a characteristic of all movements and crusades that the psychopathic element rises to the top.”
  • Harold Wilson
    Harold Wilson
    “This Party is a moral crusade or it is nothing.”

Usage

In literature:

Returning Crusaders exhibited fine stuffs of every description that roused the envy of all who obtained a glimpse of them.
"Quilts" by Marie D. Webster
How far was the expedition successful in its primary object in gaining crusaders?
"Mediæval Wales" by A. G. Little
Frederick William was on fire for the royalist crusade.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
It is the duty of every person to take an active personal interest in this crusade of education and emancipation.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Even if left to themselves, but few of the "crusaders" would care to desert.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Behind this atrocity crusade was just another evidence of the German desire to control Africa.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
Godfrey was indeed an imposing figure when he rode forth that autumn day of September, 1096, at the head of his army of Crusaders.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
By then, if his Crusade were successful, it would have taken over rule of the Empire from the unTalented humans.
"A Matter of Honor" by Ann Wilson
First worn by St. Louis on his unfortunate crusade.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
There is a crusade in Asia Minor in 1176.
"Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln" by Charles L. Marson
This also is a significant fact: the zealous interest our Abbot took in the Crusades.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
In describing the man I adhere to the facts, and before I began this crusade I weighed well the consequences.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
He was locked in the bath-room, dreadfully sorry he had not gone to the Crusade.
"The Dragon of Wantley" by Owen Wister
His ancestors, originally from Austria, had been Crusaders and Counts of Zinzendorf.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
And, with the retirement of its moving spirit, the witch crusade soon came to a close.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
Clement proclaimed a crusade in 1343, but nothing was accomplished beyond a naval attack on Smyrna (29th of October 1344).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
The Crusades, had fired the old spirit of Norse adventure left by the Danes, and England shared the general madness of the time.
"A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland" by Mary Platt Parmele
If I know nothing of its horrors, how can I join in a crusade against them?
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
It was the time of the Crusades.
"Brother Francis" by Eileen Douglas
During the year 1146 he traveled through France and Germany, preaching a second crusade.
"The Story of Our Hymns" by Ernest Edwin Ryden
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In poetry:

A battle greater, grander far
Is for the present age;
A crusade for the rights of man
To brighten history's page.
"The Present Age" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Beautiful on that gold, two banners rose--
Two flags that told how Freedom's realm was made,
One fair with stars of hope, and one that shows
The glorious cross of England's long crusade;
"Victory" by Alfred Noyes
"A father broods: 'Would I had set him
To some humble trade,
And so slacked his high fire,
And his passionate martial desire;
Had told him no stories to woo him and whet him
To this due crusade!"
"The Souls Of The Slain." by Thomas Hardy
With both it was a favourite spot,
And names and histories which had not
A record save in the dim light
Tradition throws on memory's night
To them were treasures; they could tell
What from the first crusade befell.
"The Troubadour. Canto 1" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
A sort of Jezebel crusader,
Like Don Quixote nothing stayed her, -
No wonder people shied eggs at her,
She seemed to like to watch 'em splatter,
And stood like wild things when at bay
So sort of fearless, old and gray.
"Carrie Nation" by Willard Wattles
Why sing the legends of the Holy Grail,
The dead crusaders of the Sepulchre,
While these men live? Are the great bards all dumb?
Here is a vision to shake the blood of Song,
And make Fame’s watchman tremble at his post.
"The Frozen Grail" by Elsa Barker

In news:

Healthy eating crusader Jamie Oliver has been lambasted by a US physicians' group for writing what they called one of the worst cookbooks of 2011.
"Like, wow," said one combatant exiting the fray, "this must have been what the Crusades were like".
The Guv's Crusade of Destruction.
A look back on the libertarian crusade that brought pot to our state.
The caped crusader swoops in for a live show in October.
On many Saturday nights at Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford, St Mary's senior Jake Isola is playing football for the Crusaders.
A father crusades to get justice for slain teenage son _ and fix a profoundly broken Honduras.
Surely this charge of OWS-related progressive crusading didn't come from nowhere, right.
A search of Brisbane's blog and his columns shows no attempt to document a crusade on behalf of the New York Times vis-a-vis the Occupy movement.
Time for multi- pronged public nutrition, fitness crusade to get handle on obesity epidemic.
We're going on a myth-busting crusade this week.
"The Moral Crusade": By 1861, Britain is the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth.
Whether or not the Templars in which Breivik claims membership are real, the name is likely meant to evoke both the mysterious nature of the original Templars and their open war against Muslim forces during the Crusades.
They claim to be crusading Christian soldiers.
Liberal invective against George W Bush has not yet descended to the depths plumbed by conservatives in their crusade against the Clintons, but that isn't because nobody's trying.
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In science:

Yet, Bohr found many followers in his crusade to save ‘I am’ — all happy and content, if not complacent.
The Plight of `I Am'
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