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holy war

noun as in religious war

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Many of the plots are fresh, dedicated to locals who died fighting their holy war against U.S. and Afghan troops.

This “holy war” expends young men faster than mortar rounds.

And then, Jehad, a man whose very name has become synonymous with “holy war,” says something that lights a tiny spark of hope.

They have sought to wage what they see as holy war wherever they think they stand the greatest chance of glory and “martyrdom.”

Here's a long excerpt, with my emphasis: Would we name our children Warrior, Conqueror, Sword, or Holy War?

Our priests then preached a holy war; we have defended ourselves, and we shall continue to do so.

I got a report that the priests are preaching a holy war among the Malay and Dyak Mohammedans.

The Punjab up in arms whole of the Punjab revolted and a holy war was proclaimed against England.

Every recruit wore a red cross, and was called croisé,--cross-bearer; whence the name of the holy war.

Their wars became less and less the holy war of freedom, and more and more like the aggressive wars of the ancient rgime.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to holy war, such as: crusade, holy crusade, and jihad.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.