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Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared to do battle for the truth, and must never, so far as lies with them, allow false convictions to creep in.
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Meaning of "do battle" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DO BATTLE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DO BATTLE

do a line
do a Melba
do a number on someone
do a perish
do a runner
do a Skase
do away with
do by
do down
do duty for
do for
do honour to
do in
do justice to
do like a dinner
do one´s bit
do one´s block
do one´s cruet
do one´s level best
do one´s nana

WORDS THAT END LIKE DO BATTLE

air battle
battle
beef cattle
bottle
brattle
cattle
death rattle
domestic cattle
gun battle
Highland cattle
join battle
line of battle
losing battle
pitched battle
rattle
sea battle
Seattle
tattle
tittle-tattle
trial by battle
wattle

Synonyms and antonyms of do battle in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «do battle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DO BATTLE

Find out the translation of do battle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of do battle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «do battle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

做战
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

batalla
570 millions of speakers

English

do battle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लड़ाई करना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قيام معركة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fazer a batalha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যুদ্ধ কর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

en découdre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Melakukan pertempuran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kämpfen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

戦う
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전투를 할
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aja perang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chiến đấu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போர் செய்யுங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

युद्ध करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Savaş yapmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fare la battaglia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

walki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бій
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

se lupta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κάνει τη μάχη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

doen stryd
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kämpa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gjøre kampen
5 millions of speakers

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The term «do battle» is regularly used and occupies the 69.444 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about do battle

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5 QUOTES WITH «DO BATTLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word do battle.
1
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates, we will besiege them and slaughter them. Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places. One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened, it runs to somewhere else.
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Theodore Bikel
By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.
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Origen
Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared to do battle for the truth, and must never, so far as lies with them, allow false convictions to creep in.
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Dennis Prager
Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.
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Zadie Smith
I like books that expose me to people unlike me and books that do battle against caricature or simplification. That, to me, is the heroic in fiction.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DO BATTLE»

Discover the use of do battle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to do battle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Let's Do Battle: One Black Man's View of America
Let's Do battle is a call to arms for all people who feel that racism must end. The reader is given one black man's perspective of America.
Frank S, 2000
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Battle Royale: The Novel
Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced ...
Koushun Takami, 2009
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Battle for Leyte Gulf - Navy - WWII
"There will also be the realization that this story is actually a legacy, to you, from those "Valiant Americans" who were called to do battle in World War II so that this nation - its towns, farms, schools, homes and people - might continue to exist as ...
Philip A. St. John, 1996
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United States Congressional serial set
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Congressional Serial Set
West Virginia. . Charleston Milwaukee St. Louis Connecticut Louisiana Tennessee Washington Minnesota Vermont Idaho Mississippi New Hampshire. Montana North Carolina. . Michigan South Carolina. . Total. Monitor do do ....do Battle ship ...
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Congressional edition
Charleston Milwaukee St. Louis Connecticut Louisiana Washington Kansas Minnesota Vermont Idaho Mississippi New Hampshire. Montana North Carolina.. Michigan South Carolina. . Total. Type. Monitor do do do Battle ship do Monitor Ram ...
United States. Congress, 1907
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Annual Report of the President and Directors of the Georgia ...
Bass, Fannie E Columbus, Ga Bates, Miss Frances F Aiken County, S. C Bates, Miss Virginia do Bates, John do Battle, Miss Claud P Barnett, Ga Battle, Miss Mary Lulu do Battle, Miss Maud L do Battle, James J do Battle, Miss Minnie A do  ...
Georgia Railroad and Banking Company, 1885
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Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
Jessie liked to do battle with her brother. origin: based on the literal mean ing of do battle (= to fight against a military force) fight a losing battle to try hard but fail ♢ For years it seems we have been fighting a losing battle against poverty and ...
Paul Heacock, 2003
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The Battle of Agincourt: Sources and Interpretations
... disinclined to follow after us to do battle. Nevertheless, on the morrow, namely the Sunday [20 October], the duke of Orleans and the duke of Bourbon, who are very closely related to the French king and were in command of the French army,  ...
Anne Curry, 2000
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The story of the champions of the Round table
Quoth Sir Gunther: " Because you must either return with me or do battle with me. " "Well," said Sir Launcelot, "I would rather do battle than return against my will." And at that Sir Gunther was astonished, for Sir Kay was not wont to be so ready ...
‎1915

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DO BATTLE»

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Expecting an Iran deal, White House and Congress prepare to do
Jerusalem Post · International. Expecting an Iran deal, White House and Congress prepare to do battle. International. By MICHAEL WILNER \. «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
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Wimbledon: Serena and Sharapova do battle for final spot
Tennis superstars Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will face off on Centre Court today in a bid to reach the Wimbledon women's final. «ITV News, Jul 15»
3
Asian trio set to do battle at FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
AFC: Espinho (July 8, 2015) The Asian flag will soon be flying at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 when continental champions Oman along with ... «Boxscore, Jul 15»
4
As England and Australia prepare to do battle in the oldest rivalry in …
The time is almost here for England and Australia to do battle in the oldest rivalry in sport in five Tests over 47 days with England looking to get ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Borrower and lender, addict and dealer, do battle over money that …
The German position on Greece could reasonably be summarised thus: "The Greeks borrowed billions from us, and now they don't want to pay ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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Snob v Yob: a Pom and Aussie do battle ahead of the start of …
Snob v Yob: a Pom and Aussie do battle ahead of the start of cricket's Ashes. Date: July 8, 2015 - 1:21PM. (29); Be the first to comment; Read later ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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Somerville-born fighting robot to battle Japanese machine
But they still have a ways to go before they send it off to do battle. “This whole thing is going to need to be a balance between entertainment ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
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Manchester United and Arsenal to do battle for Serbian starlet
Manchester United and Arsenal to do battle for Serbian starlet. By talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) | Monday, July 6, 2015. Manchester United and Arsenal are lining ... «talkSPORT.com, Jul 15»
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Williams sisters set to do battle again
LONDON — One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination. That's what will ... «Journal Times, Jul 15»
10
Mother nature and man do battle in sky
July 06, 2015: Fireworks over Tampa Bay, Florida on US July 4th celebrations were spectacularly complemented by a massive lightning storm ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Do battle [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/do-battle>. Feb 2020 ».
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