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adjective as in at war

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Time’s Up CEO Tina Tchen has stepped down from the embattled women’s group following multiple exposes on the organization’s conflicts of interest and internal divisions.

Now, her grip on the embattled organization may be in peril.

The gunmen fatally shot President Moïse, an embattled leader mired in corruption scandals, and wounded his wife, but left without injuring any members of the presidential guard—raising suspicion about why they faced so little resistance.

From Time

Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s embattled pro-democracy tabloid that has been one of Beijing’s most vocal critics, is bidding an earlier-than-expected farewell to the city.

From Quartz

It reads like the final speech of an embattled campaign, when the candidate acknowledges the scandal, praises his staff, thanks his supporters and walks off the stage.

In this nervous city in an embattled country, even small explosions can have a big impact.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to harm future access to those embattled communities.

When I tried to get to the embattled city on Tuesday evening, I faced repeated warnings not to try it.

It is a valiant, encyclopedic attempt of a star jurist to give voice(s) to an embattled philosophical position.

He has a new book [Embattled Rebel] about Jefferson Davis as a commander in chief.

It consists of a nave of four bays, a south aisle, chancel, and massive western embattled tower.

Coity church, dating from the 14th century, is a fine cruciform building with central embattled tower in Early Decorated style.

The banner of Laon represented two embattled towers, between which rose a naked sword.

"I'll get you yet," he said, pointing a finger at the embattled Stover.

The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is old and interesting, with an ivy-covered embattled western tower.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to embattled, such as: beset, crenelated, fighting, fortified, and prepared.

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