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- n. A person who fights a duel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who fights in single combat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who fights in single combat; one who practises or promotes the practice of dueling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who fights duels
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A sampling -- including my most favorite, on that "duelist" religion founded by (ironically enough!)
Their main contact on New Amazonia is Lesa Pretoria, a master duelist with a few reservations about her own female-centric society.
A man in a wheelchair would likely be considered a weak duelist, but would very likely win a sword fight with a blind man.
With his life declared to be hanging by a thread, the fading duelist now urged his erstwhile adversary to flee the taverntaking pains to insist that he had acquitted himself honorablyand even offered his own carriage for the getaway.
The second duelist, although less seriously wounded, was bleeding from a gash to his thigh.
Forrest's obituary says of his pre-War years, "He was known to his acquaintances as a man of obscure origin and low associations, a shrewd speculator, negro trader, and duelist..."
He was a soldier, a duelist, a lawyer, and a politician.
I suppose one can try, like a duelist at dawn, to pick a time and place to go, by own hand like dialing pre sets on serious satellite bands;
Bismarck had been an aggressive duelist at university, and he still inspired fear.
A notorious duelist, Jackson regularly executed without trial his own soldiers and Indians, and he used his 1835 State of the Union address to endorse mob violence against abolitionists while gangs burned black churches in New York and Philadelphia.