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one of the bloodiest battles of World War II
the Battle of Waterloo
soldiers wounded in battle
The couple are locked in a bitter legal battle over custody of their children.
a boardroom battle
the battle for the leadership of the Democratic Party
Supermarkets are cutting prices in a desperate battle to win customers.
She has lost her battle against breast cancer.
It was a daily battle to get my son to go to school.
She tried to get him to go, but she knew she was fighting a losing battle.
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a large area of land that continues further out into the sea than the land it is part of. This...
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