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synonyms for dueling

  • chase away
  • confront
  • drive away
  • drive off
  • fend off
  • hold off
  • rebuff
  • resist
  • ward off
  • withstand
  • buck
  • check
  • cool
  • cut
  • decline
  • dismiss
  • disown
  • dispute
  • duel
  • fight
  • kick
  • oppose
  • parry
  • rebut
  • refuse
  • reject
  • traverse
  • beat back
  • beat off
  • brush off
  • cast aside
  • drive back
  • force back
  • force off
  • give cold shoulder to
  • hold back
  • keep at arm's length
  • keep at bay
  • keep off
  • knock down
  • push back
  • put down
  • put to flight
  • stand up against
  • stave off
  • turn down
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antonyms for dueling

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  • accept
  • agree
  • aid
  • allow
  • approve
  • assist
  • help
  • increase
  • sanction
  • support
  • attract
  • draw
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    How to use dueling in a sentence

    This was fighting, not dueling; and he beat the weapon down, snapping the blade near the hilt.
    THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
    These single combats were the origin of the modern custom of dueling.
    MARGARET OF ANJOUJACOB ABBOTT.
    I utterly disapprove of and despise the practice of dueling, but, at any risk, I will stand between you and Major Keene.
    SWORD AND GOWNGEORGE A. LAWRENCE
    In that day it was still the custom for gentlemen to settle questions of honor on the dueling field.
    HISTORIC ADVENTURESRUPERT S. HOLLAND
    In spite of everything Don Rosendo's dueling energy excited emulation in the town.
    THE FOURTH ESTATE, VOL. 2ARMANDO PALACIO VALDS
    We'll go on a pilgrimage from house to house, asking if any lady there has lost a night-cap and found a pair of dueling-pistols.'
    CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. I. FEBRUARY, 1862, NO. II.VARIOUS
    Rupert picked up from the table a sword and a long-barrelled dueling pistol and led the way out onto the terrace.
    RALESTONE LUCKANDRE NORTON
    Don Marcos had dined in the Caf de Paris, going over in his mind the various articles he should put in the dueling agreement.
    THE ENEMIES OF WOMENVICENTE BLASCO IBEZ
    Dueling is clearly out of vogue in this country and clearly illegal.
    SONS AND FATHERSHARRY STILLWELL EDWARDS
    I ever regarded dueling as a barbarous and foolish way of settling a quarrel.
    HUMPHREY BOLDHERBERT STRANG
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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