battle cry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n battle cry a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle
    • n battle cry a slogan used to rally support for a cause "a cry to arms","our watchword will be `democracy'"
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Usage

In literature:

Bayard, darting in his spurs, waving his bare blade, and shouting out his battle-cry of "France," was far ahead of his companions.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
The two cries battled with each other.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
You can scarce hear the battle-cry of the women now for nearly all are dead.
"The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The battle-cry was yet to be sounded.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Forth goes the battle-cry, and lo!
"Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant" by William Cullen Bryant
Our battle cry today must be 'Organize the world!
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Paul Bert accepted the battle-cry, but he did not content himself with shouting.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
The Yanks sings the 'Battle Cry of Freedom' when they charges us.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Crashing, thundering shots were dinning in his ears, animal death screams and the Valkyrie battle cries of the girls filled the temple.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
Cry it forth in the midst of their battle.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume III" by Various
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In poetry:

Till it pierce the very sky,
Reaching to God's throne on high,
Let us shout our Battle-cry:
Down with Slavery!
"A Battle-Cry" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Bugle and battle-cry are still,
The long strife's over;
Low o'er the corpse-encumbered hill
The sad stars hover.
"Happy Death" by John Freeman
And spare not till the victory
Puts ignorance to flight;
And let the battle-cry e'er be
Science and Truth and Right!
"My Room In Boyhood's Days" by Jared Barhite
Bugle and battle-cry are still,
The long strife's over;
Oh, that with them I had fought my fill
And found like cover!
"Happy Death" by John Freeman
Along her classic hillsides rung
The Paynim's battle-cry,
And like a red-cross knight he sprung
For her to live or die.
"A Memorial tribute" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Colonsay, Lismore, and Scarba,
Bute and Cumrae, Mull and Skye,
Arran, Jura, Lew's and Islay
Shouted then one battle-cry.
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

This has long been the battle cry of Astronomy Contributing Editor Phil Harrington when advocating binocular use among beginning skygazers.
In a tough economy, the universal battle cry is, "Do more with less".
During the campaign season I heard the different battle cries many times: Don't vote for Romney, he is going to cut.
There has been a battle cry for small government and fiscal conservatism.
Johnson's plan isn't fiscally responsible by Scott Odenbach, Sioux Falls The drought afflicting South Dakota farmers has unfortunately become the battle cry of the political rather than the cause of the statesman.
Bentley invoked the "Remember the Raisin" battle cry Friday to rally the community to help him develop America's newest national park.
Beside their comrades in a battle cry.
A 'Plague of Artists' Is a Battle Cry for Brooklyn Hasidim .
Inuit women raise battle cry.
The Battle Cry Of Freedom.
In 1836, Texans seized upon a new battle cry, using it in their successful fight for independence from Mexico: "Remember the Alamo".
' State rights ' term toxic, but issue remains battle cry.
As the temperature creeps up, Oregon brewers develop a signature battle cry: "Lighten up".
This has become the battle cry for manufacturing excellence in many facilities that I visit.
This was the battle cry across the French political spectrum yesterday, even as the threat of months of uncertainty loomed.
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In science:

One derives music from the inflections of speech, another from mating calls, a third from the cries of battle and signals of the hunt, a fourth from the rhythms of collective labor.
Music in Terms of Science
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