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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRAWLER

Its professor and defender is sometimes at bottom a brawler and a clown.

He charges me as a brawler, a disturber of the peace and order of the city.

Am I, who was once a gentleman, a rascal as well as a brawler?

He may be a brawler, or a proud man, or a sleek, or an artful.

And though in no manner a brawler, a life of enterprise suited me mightily.

The bishop is charged to be no brawler, no striker; but gentle, not contentious.

Such as the bishop should be, such must you be—no brawler—no striker.

The brawler was expelled from the cathedral,—but he had his revenge.

A brawler and a swashbuckler upon the hillsides was I.' Kim bit back a smile.

Ah, you are a Sassun brawler who has seen nothing of the world!

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., braulen "to cry out, scold, quarrel," probably related to Dutch brallen "to boast," or from French brailler "to shout noisily," frequentative of braire "to bray" (see bray (v.)). Meaning "quarrel, wrangle, squabble" is from early 15c. Related: Brawled; brawling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BRAWLER

fighter

nounperson engaged in hostile encounter
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