fight for


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See: protect
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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.
Are we to fight for the edification of the First Born, or is it something worse than that?
He meant to fight for her--to die for her, if necessary--and if he did not die to go on fighting to the end for her love.
I threw all precaution to the winds, threw myself with fiercer zeal into the fight for socialism, laughed at the editors and publishers who warned me and who were the sources of my hundred porterhouses a day, and was brutally careless of whose feelings I hurt and of how savagely I hurt them.
I hope Oscar understands that this is a big fight for us," Vazquez said.
Another intriguing fight for Pavlik would be against Edison Miranda, another hot commodity.
said that the only fighter he would agree to fight for less than a 50-50 split is De La Hoya.
Barrera badly wants this fight for two reasons -- money and revenge.