The Texas crusader let it slip this week that she is badly misinformed on the late-term abortion ban she crusaded against.
But it was Carter who first crusaded for the U.S. to wean itself off of its dependence on oil.
Never mind Keynes; Milton Friedman had crusaded against this kind of thinking.
He says, however, that he deserves no credit for it, but crusaded because he enjoyed the struggle.
Frederick II was not only crusaded against, but excommunicated—without visible injury.
Poor man, he had crusaded in Preussen in a brilliant manner, being fond of fighting.
It is high time that civilians awakened to the dangers surrounding them and crusaded against them in a proper manner.
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.