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  • n  someone who fights (or is fighting)

  • Even at 61, the broken-nosed, greying little battler was more than a match for most men.
  • She might be a pioneer battler for reproductive rights, bravely tending to the misery of her countrywomen.
  • And in her last months, before her death today at 62, Fawcett served as another important emblem: the gaunt, glamorous battler against anal cancer.

  • Andy Reid in Delaware County Daily Times
    Jim and I agreed that he needs to concentrate all of his efforts on his recovery,Eagles head coach Andy Reid said in a statement. "His health is No. 1. He's struggling but he'sa tough guy and a true battler. I hope everyone will keep him...
  • Paul Jewell in The Times
    Jewell, whose side are bottom of the table, said: "Danny has been playing at the highest level for a long time now, including a World Cup for England, so nothing will faze him. He is a hardened battler and will be great in the dressing room. With...
  • Russell Martin in USA Today
    To get these guys, you got to make pitches,Martin said. "Baseball is a game of failure and you can't be afraid to fail. Kuroda knows how to get guys out. He's a battler and he goes out there and competes."

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