It was pure slaughter otherwise, without a chance to fight back.
Like the Martians—but unlike the Martians, they did not fight back.
If you want to pick a fight, do it with me—I can fight back!
But our time ran out when you showed them we were ready to fight back.
He tried to fight back, but Driggs held him off at arm's length.
The child stabbed a fist into one eye and then into the other to fight back the tears.
So warned, he was in a manner armed; he could prepare to fight back.
She was always weak, she could only fight when the other side would not fight back.
The Xollarian seemed for the moment too dazed by his fall to fight back.
But, as the girls said later, they were "almost too hungry to fight back."