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But as Assad fought back with effective savagery, Ankara turned to supporting a broader political and military opposition.

Now an Israel advocacy group has fought back with an ad of its own.

As states have become more strapped for cash since the recession, local officials have fought back.

In an interview with CNN in the city last week, Steven Sierra fought back tears.

He got it; he fought back; he gave us all more than ample reason to carry on the fight.

He fought back the blindness and used his good arm to lift himself up.

He fought back his despair, his jealousy, his inordinate fear.

The young men stayed behind and from the high cliffs fought back the soldiers.

He fought back his tears and ran to the stream to fill with water both the pails he carried.

We have fought back the Blackfeet, but other enemies may be waiting for us.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fight back, such as: resist, retaliate, beat off, bottle up, check, and contain.

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