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View synonyms for battle line

battle line

noun

  1. the line along which warring troops meet.


battle line

noun

  1. the line along which troops are positioned for battle
  2. the battle lines are drawn
    the battle lines are drawn conflict or argument is about to occur between opposing people or groups


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Word History and Origins

Origin of battle line1

First recorded in 1805–15

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Example Sentences

The rioters lofted his limp, unconscious body to the doorway—the battle line.

From Time

The dominant view that the law is a power grab for conservatives seems supported by the way battle lines are being drawn on these legal challenges, pitting the GOP against a range of nonprofits that want to increase voter access.

Despite a timeworn narrative, there is no sharply drawn battle line dividing experts who completely support or completely oppose phonics.

As the ad-selling duopoly of Google and Facebook comes under fire by antitrust regulators, the biggest tech players are drawing battle lines around companies’ use of people’s data.

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Today’s hearing mostly set up the battle lines for the rest of the week.

White thought children could tell the difference without adult assistance, and there the battle line was drawn.

Thus we seesawed back and forth along a mile and a quarter of battle-line, with the firing equal in intensity from wing to wing.

Both sides are therefore likely to attempt it, though not necessary at the same time or in the same part of a long battle line.

As he spoke the deep thunder of guns came from invisible points along the long battle-line.

During the night the Confederates retired from the advance positions gained during the day to their original battle line.

Barring the Philippines (and their uncertain value) we have no far-flung battle line to lure our vision beyond borders.

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