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(idiomatic, by extension) An intense, rancorous argument or confrontation.
A pitched battle took place between them, in which the army of Karim was defeated.
This proved to be the last pitched battle of the war, the Danes never again venturing to attack their once more invincible enemy in the open field.
Bern was in command and was seriously wounded in the last pitched battle of the war, fought there on the 9th of August.
The victory of Holowczyn, memorable besides as the last pitched battle won by Charles XII., opened up the way to the Dnieper.
Saturninus, defeated in a pitched battle in the Forum (Dec. 10), took refuge with his followers in the Capitol, where, the water supply having been cut off, they were forced to capitulate.
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