prize-fighting love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fighting, especially boxing, in public for a reward or stake.

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Examples

  • I met men incoherent with indignation at the brutality of prize-fighting, and who, at the same time, were parties to the adulteration of food that killed each year more babes than even red-handed Herod had killed.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • He will bribe a city council for a franchise or a state legislature for a commercial privilege; but he has never been known, in all his sleep-walking history, to bribe any legislative body in order to achieve any moral end, such as, for instance, abolition of prize-fighting, child-labor laws, pure food bills, or old age pensions.

    The Somnambulists

  • He will recoil at the suggestion of the horrid spectacle of two men confronting each other with gloved hands in the roped arena, and at the same time he will clamor for larger armies and larger navies, for more destructive war machines, which, with a single discharge, will disrupt and rip to pieces more human beings than have died in the whole history of prize-fighting.

    The Somnambulists

  • "That's what makes prize-fighting -- difference of opinion," he laughed.

    Chapter 3

  • It is the custom of prize-fighting audiences to cheer a clean knock-down blow.

    The Mexican

  • I met men incoherent with indignation at the brutality of prize-fighting, and who, at the same time, were parties to the adulteration of food that killed each year more babies than even red-handed Herod had killed.

    What Life Means to Me

  • That isone suggestionfromConnecticut Bob and his commenters, folkwho are properly upset by the ill repute that the prize-fighting canary ring has brought upontheir great state.

    Ten dollars on the green canary

  • In memory of the passing of Carlos Roume, our next daily strip reprint will be "Fighting Flynn", set in the world of bare-fist prize-fighting.

    Comic Cuts - 4 October 2009

  • ZAKARIA: And we are back with our prize-fighting economists, Paul Krugman versus John Taylor.

    CNN Transcript Jun 28, 2009

  • There, the public finances being low, he tried to get legalized prize-fighting introduced to save the treasury's life, but it failed — the people were not advanced enough yet.

    'Who Is Mark Twain?'

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