They may take the moral high ground while telling others how to live, but they are not the crusaders that Spitzer was.
Even though we cast ourselves as martyrs, we might be crusaders.
The marathon-length address embraced by crusaders and cranks alike—and knew no partisan bounds.
He also warned that the “apostates” in countries like Saudi Arabia who cooperate with the “crusaders” would be sent to hell.
In a Christian landscape with so many diverse options, Pawlenty has eschewed the crusaders in favor of the consensus-builder.
This provided food and persuaded the Turks of the indomitable spirit of the crusaders.
The fellow was known i' the camp of the crusaders—disreputably known.
Misset should lay the matter openly before his wife, and the four crusaders, to use Wogan's term, would be bound by her decision.
Some of the clergy seized on this circumstance to reanimate the crusaders.
Up they mount; that and two other neighboring towers are given up to them; the three gates are opened, and the crusaders rush in.
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.