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noun as in fight

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It was during his attempts to decrease the size of the military budget that he called none other than the Minister President of Prussia, Otto von Bismarck, a liar, resulting in the sausage duel.

This week, the two sides battled it out in a heated duel in one of the most prestigious science journals, Nature.

There was hope that, if the stars aligned, we could see a duel between Kipchoge and Bekele with both men at their best.

What the researchers pieced together is that this seemingly harmonious partnership evolved through a duel at the cellular and genetic levels, one that left the ant eggs largely unviable on their own.

For example, a section in the Kentucky Constitution requires all public officials swear they have never participated in a duel.

It was a duel on a larger scale, with all the uncertainty and danger that implied.

That, then, makes this, for the third year running, duel between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler.

It is people like the al Wakeel family who pay the harshest price for this military duel.

Argentina and Belgium, earlier in the day, had fought out a fascinating duel, not unlike chess on turf.

Drake has been following the case on behalf of Fahmy, who is duel Canadian-Egyptian national.

"But I don't quite see that," persisted Spunyarn, strong in his idea that the man who fights a duel is a fool.

As soon as Michael made sure of the duel, he saw his confidential clerk.

Button Gwinnett, one of the signers, died of a wound received in a duel.

On the Sunday afternoon the conversation turned on the recent duel at Rome.

But the young nobleman provoked Du Bousquier into a duel where the latter dangerously wounded him.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to duel, such as: bout, shootout, challenge, engagement, fencing, and joust.

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