Within days of 9/11 he was talking about a “crusade” to avenge the blow, without realizing how freighted that word was.
Armies of Heaven A historian vividly examines the apocalyptic First crusade.
Her crusade against modern slavery "has been put on the map front and center," she says.
By coincidence, I had a conversation with Elmasry on the night he gave up his crusade.
Give me your help...to win in this crusade to restore America to its own people.
This Crandall thinks these men I fired are martyrs, and he's preaching a crusade.
Am I right in thinking that it was my young sister who sent you on this crusade?
She heard the famous Father Gavazzi preach the crusade in the Colosseum.
Through France and England she preached a crusade of Revenge.
The crusade movement was in a certain sense the high-water mark of the conflict.
1706, respelling of croisade (1570s), from Middle French croisade (16c.), Spanish cruzada, both from Medieval Latin cruciata, past participle of cruciare "to mark with a cross," from Latin crux (genitive crucis) "cross." Other Middle English forms were croiserie, creiserie. Figurative sense of "campaign against a public evil" is from 1786.
1732, from crusade (n.). Related: Crusaded; crusading.