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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARENA

He saw the ocean world an arena into which rushed all nations but ours.

The United States entered the arena and called for his services.

He had had his bout; the sands of the arena that once had shone golden now were dust.

Men were bringing tall hurdles outward to place them in the arena.

Lydia sprang into the arena, to save him, and because she was the one who had the latest news.

Whether he exhorted her too to descend into the arena I cannot tell.

He was too old to descend personally into the centre of the arena at Sta.

Even across the arena some women were staring through their glasses.

Some of the Roman Catholics, however, refused to enter the arena.

He will be sent back into the arena to be ripped up again, and again after that.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, "place of combat," from Latin harena "place of combat," originally "sand, sandy place," perhaps from Etruscan. The central stages of Roman amphitheaters were strewn with sand to soak up the blood.

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