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More broadly, however, this skirmish also shows the growing importance of visual disinformation as a political tool.

There have been skirmishes in courts across the country in recent years over whether employers can require workers to get a flu shot.

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Reinoehl shot Danielson near the end of that Saturday of street skirmishes between antifascists and right-wingers.

These early skirmishes will determine whether DeFi can live up to its aspirational potential as an alternative, open source financial system.

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After multiple skirmishes between Apple and developers, regulators have started playing closer attention.

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And earlier that day, the 43-year-old had earned the précis, breaking up a skirmish by the Staten Island Ferry.

As we hear in Mark 15:7, he was apparently an insurrectionist, an anti-Roman revolutionary, and had killed someone in a skirmish.

A half-an-hour earlier they had been caught in the middle of a mortar barrage in a skirmish with separatists.

That is a high death toll for Hezbollah in a skirmish inside Lebanon on its home territory.

The brief skirmish between Hamas and Israel in 2012 also ended with Hamas still in place.

As they neared Paris, they heard firing, and became aware a slight skirmish was in progress.

He was a mere boy, who, in a rash skirmish with some of our hussars, was wounded severely and taken prisoner.

A couple of miles out of the town, in the neighbourhood of La Paz, the entrenched enemy was routed after a slight skirmish.

The post-office strike has already shown us what deplorable disasters even a skirmish can bring about.

First, though, I'd like to present you a decoration to commemorate your part in this skirmish, Wes.


On this page you'll find 113 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to skirmish, such as: altercation, argument, battle, bout, brawl, and clash.

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