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duelist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n duelist a person who fights duels
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Duelist One who fights in single combat. "A duelist . . . always values himself upon his courage, his sense of honor, his fidelity and friendship."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n duelist One who fights in single combat; one who practises or promotes the practice of dueling.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. duelliste,

Usage

In literature:

The duelists were surrounded by a large crowd, I have been told, foremost among which stood the committee of vigilance!
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
He was a duelist of national fame, in those days when the border duels were fought with knife instead of pistol.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
A plank was to be placed between the duelists, and neither allowed to cross it.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
How I hate these deliberate duelists that never show the passion that sways their innermost souls!
"Three Hats" by Alfred Debrun
The duelist may have many motives, but "honor" cannot be one of them!
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
The most noted duelist in London!
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
Yet there have been maiden warriors, why should there not be maiden duelists.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
The man he'd just met, Andrew Jackson, was well known as a duelist.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The Sov duelist was back a good six feet, and laughing openly.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
They came forward to compare the guns rapidly and show them to the duelists.
"The Man Who Staked the Stars" by Charles Dye
Two photoelectric robot machine guns followed each movement of the duelists.
"Thy Rocks and Rills" by Robert Ernest Gilbert
What did the pistol ball say to the wounded duelist?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
Several figures could be seen running over the snow toward the duelists.
"Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days" by Howard R. Garis
Poet, scholar, and crack duelist, his sword was as mighty as his pen.
"Edgar Saltus: The Man" by Marie Saltus
A fierce duelist, he will lunge his rapier-like bill at another hummer with deadly thrusts.
"Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje Blanchan
Insane, inmates of asylums, alms-houses and prisons, U. S. army and duelists excluded from voting.
"Alden's Handy Atlas of the World" by John B. Alden
The successful duelist saw his antagonist stretched on the grass at his feet, gasping in death.
"Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland" by Henry B. Stanton
It is the edict threatening duelists With gallows, be they nobles or plebeians.
"The Dramas of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
When duelist was a hero, and it was an honor to have 'killed your man.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 1. No 1, June 1850" by Various
This would not do, because duelists could not hold office in Illinois and Whitesides was fund commissioner.
"The Wonderful Story of Lincoln" by Charles M. Stevens
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In news:

Dilettante Duelists Swing Sabers During Lunch Hour.
THE aging duelist sits in his Upper East Side apartment and contemplates all that is past, the polemics and late-night arguments and denunciations in one magazine or another.
His fascination with game theory, for example, prompted him to investigate the mathematics of bluffing and to develop a theory on the optimal moment for an advancing duelist to open fire.
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