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noun as in combatant

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Pliny the Elder, writing in first-century Rome, describes people with epilepsy guzzling the gore of wounded gladiators.

Voltchkov of Belarus found his way all the way to the 2000 Wimbledon semifinals, falling to the great gladiator Pete Sampras after telling reporters he had been four times that fortnight to the new movie “Gladiator.”

I couldn’t believe I was standing right next to the gladiators of the ring I had seen so many times on TV.

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While “Spartacus” would lead you to believe otherwise, all gladiators did not have big penises.

So, for that matter, was Gladiator, the previous foray into ancient legend by director Ridley Scott.

As the Roman emperors knew during the staging of the gladiator games at the Coliseum, so FIFA knows now: The mob must be appeased.

The Gladiator star has been avidly tweeting at Pope Francis, asking for a screening for his upcoming film Noah.

At the end of Gladiator, Maximus Decimus Meridius, played by Russell Crowe, dies.

The man on the phone was Joaquin Phoenix—the actor who would go on to star in Gladiator, Walk the Line, and The Master.

Lieutenant Ralph Thurstane was a tall, full-chested, finely-limbed gladiator of perhaps four and twenty.

But Gilbert, like a disarmed gladiator, had received the proud speech and the scorning looks straight in the heart.

For a moment our bleeding and hampered young gladiator seemed to be in a bad way.

The gladiator who was refused release (missi) received the death blow from his opponent without resistance.

I studied the people's faces as a gladiator might have done in the arena.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gladiator, such as: boxer, contender, and fighter.

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