fight for

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See: protect
References in classic literature ?
The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.
In another five years you ought to be able to fight for yourself.
The one they fight for that they may ask them in marriage; the other kind they fight for also, but never ask their hands.
She found her in her own room, working at a great web of purple linen, on which she was embroidering the battles between Trojans and Achaeans, that Mars had made them fight for her sake.
Alexandrus and Menelaus are to fight for Helen in single combat, that she and all her wealth may go with him who is the victor.
This is a fight for fight-fans that's paid their admission for blood, an' blood they're goin' to get.
It might not heal completely for nine months or more, which means he might not fight for a year.
I hope Oscar understands that this is a big fight for us," Vazquez said.
Barrera badly wants this fight for two reasons -- money and revenge.