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  • nounmilitary fight
  • nounstruggle
  • verbfight, struggle

synonyms for battles

  • action
  • assault
  • attack
  • bloodshed
  • bombing
  • campaign
  • clash
  • combat
  • conflict
  • crusade
  • encounter
  • fighting
  • hostility
  • skirmish
  • strife
  • struggle
  • war
  • warfare
  • barrage
  • brush
  • carnage
  • contention
  • engagement
  • fray
  • havoc
  • onset
  • onslaught
  • press
  • ravage
  • scrimmage
  • sortie
  • blitzkreig
  • significant contact
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antonyms for battles

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  • accord
  • ceasefire
  • harmony
  • peace
  • retreat
  • surrender
  • truce
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How to use battles in a sentence

Its record is largely that of battles and sieges, of the brave adventure of discovery and the vexed slaughter of the nations.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Regular pitched battles were fought with sticks and staves and stones.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
"He fought many battles and gained them all," and was for a brief period king of the country.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
It was now evident that Aguinaldo had no intention to come to close quarters and bring matters to a crisis by pitched battles.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
A record of the last of the old prizefighters, who fought to a finish many battles in the old prize ring.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
An Irish officer had the misfortune to be dreadfully wounded in one of the late battles in Holland.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Meanwhile her flesh-and-blood child had to fight her battles with the landlord and tradesmen.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
With his usual daring, trusting to the unsurpassed élan of his troops, he fought battles at Onao and Busseerutgunge.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
He was at many of the severest battles of the war, and throughout the entire campaign rendered no little service to his country.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Upon him who braves the consequences, and fights his country's battles for his country's sake.
THE CONDITION, ELEVATION, EMIGRATION, AND DESTINY OF THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATESMARTIN R. DELANY
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