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synonyms for athletes

  • animal
  • competitor
  • contestant
  • jock
  • player
  • professional
  • sport
  • amateur
  • challenger
  • contender
  • gorilla
  • jockey
  • games player
  • iron person
  • muscle person
  • sportsperson
  • superjock
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It was the older lure that brought every year athletes of fame to run in the historic race.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
Behold these patient, indefatigable athletes, ever vanquished, yet ever returning to the combat!
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
There were few better athletes than Matt King, and he was in the pink of condition.
MOTOR MATT'S DARING, OR, TRUE TO HIS FRIENDSSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
The fame of athletes, however, soon declines with their bodily powers.
TEN BOOKS ON ARCHITECTUREVITRUVIUS
We know one or two of these iron athletes who have outlived their generation and they are among the bores of the world.
SEEING THINGS AT NIGHTHEYWOOD BROUN
The excitement ran high as the young athletes struggled over the ground.
FRANK IN THE MOUNTAINSHARRY CASTLEMON
For that reason it inspired them with the courage of athletes, when they had to endure also the shame of the arena.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
We now understand why they take so deep an interest in the running of the Christian athletes on earth.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
We must put away our own grossness, as athletes rid themselves by severe training of all superfluous flesh.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
The table where men sit who are in training is a noisy table, and the athletes verge on ‘bear-fighting’ even in hall.
OXFORDANDREW LANG
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