battle-scarred battle-scarred

Definition(s):

  • (adj) scarred by battle

Usage(s):

  1. Whatever the outcome of peace talks between Colombo and the separatist Tigers, a Tamil nation in all but law already exists in Sri Lanka's battle-scarred northeast.
  2. Chino, as a battle-scarred survivor, has earned special respect in the gang.
  3. The book is perfect for the highly motivated, battle-scarred diet veteran who is sick of jumping from program to program.

News

  • IRB Rugby 2013 Summer Tests: Canada vs Ireland Match Preview and Analysis

    Rugby Canada will undertake their biggest challenge of the summer this Saturday, when they take on Ireland at Toronto's BMO Field.  The eighth-ranked Irish arrive in Toronto on the back of a narrow 15 - 12 victory over the USA last weekend, in Houston. They will meet a 13th-ranked Canadian team that, although battle-scarred , is riding a three-game summer win streak; having dispatched the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. Washington Post columnist Tom Shales called it "demeaning, nasty" adding, "The snarled 'that one' also contributed to McCain's image as a kind of mean old Scrooge, not so much a battle-scarred warrior as an embittered one."
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Tom Shales Source: National Post

  2. Though she "may be a little bit battle-scarred," a raspy-voiced Clinton told a crowd outside of St. Louis on Sunday, she is "somebody who not only survived but thrived" in the heat of political battle.
    on Feb 3, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: USA Today

  3. "Wolffie and I have been playing at the top level for a long time, and we live off being battle-scarred veterans who manage to hate our opponents slightly more than we hate each other," Hamman told The New York Times in 1987.
    on Dec 12, 2008 By: Bob Hamman Source: New York Times

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