Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who fights another with his fists for a wager or reward; a professional pugilist or boxer.
“He is a sublimated soul that treads the heights and breathes refined ether — in self-comparison with the prize-fighter.”
“Her clear-eyed, girl-cheeked Joe might be anything but a prize-fighter.”
“He raises his hands in horror at the thought of the brutish prize-fighter, and then sits down and gorges himself on roast beef, rare and red, running blood under every sawing thrust of the implement called a knife.”
“She had never seen one, but he in no way resembled her conception of what a prize-fighter must be -- the human brute with tiger eyes and a streak for a forehead.”
“Far better to have the front of one's face pushed in by the fist of an honest prize-fighter than to have the lining of one's stomach corroded by the embalmed beef of a dishonest manufacturer.”
“During this period no prize-fighter ever trained more harshly and faithfully for a contest than he trained to subdue the wild savage in him.”
““Not Mr. Sherlock Holmes!” roared the prize-fighter.”
“It was the face of a typical prize-fighter; of one who had put in long years of service in the squared ring and, by that means, developed and emphasized all the marks of the fighting beast.”
“But believe me, it requires a thousand times more skill to avoid the many and quick punches of a prize-fighter who keeps his eyes open and strikes with intelligence.”
“And I suppose I am, though, I'm no prize-fighter --- I'm just a normal guy fighting his way through life.”
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