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noun as in boxing

noun as in prize fight

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Example Sentences

He challenges his audience by refusing to capitulate to them, and they love it—his self-loathing pugilism is a turn-on.

From Time

GOProud had been a group known for its pugilism, not its donor development.

This pugilism is never more apparent than when the family is defending its own.

A baronet scientifically skilled in pugilism, enjoyed no pleasure so much as giving gratuitous instructions in his favorite art.

But what a bold and vigorous aspect pugilism wore at that time!

Prolonged warfare had developed in his nature a trace of pugilism hitherto unsuspected by his nearest friend.

This is a story of amateur pugilism and chivalrous adventure, written by an author whose books on sport are well known.

There his pugilism ended; they afterwards shook hands, and continued good friends.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pugilism, such as: battle, mill, prelim, prizefighting, slugfest, and sparring.

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