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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLADIATORIAL

She attended the gladiatorial contests and played with her thumbs.

He possessed no gladiatorial spirit and did not relish fray for the sake of it.

Among other buildings are a milk-shop and gladiatorial school.

The gladiatorial shows were not without their opponents in Rome.

The programmes of gladiatorial combats have already been mentioned (p. 223).

His attitude is rather one of gladiatorial resignation than supplication.

His gladiatorial training had taught him how to wield a sword.

Before the Amphitheatre was built it was here that the gladiatorial fights were held.

Seneca denounced the gladiatorial shows as human butcheries.

He says that what oppresses him is the maddening monotony of gladiatorial shows.

WORD ORIGIN

1750s, from Latin gladiatorius (see gladiator) + -al (1).

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