from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who fights another with his fists for a wager or reward; a professional pugilist or boxer.


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  • He is a sublimated soul that treads the heights and breathes refined ether — in self-comparison with the prize-fighter.

    The Somnambulists

  • Her clear-eyed, girl-cheeked Joe might be anything but a prize-fighter.

    Chapter 2

  • 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.

    The Somnambulists

  • 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.

    Chapter 2

  • 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.

    The Somnambulists

  • 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.

    When the World Was Young

  • “Not Mr. Sherlock Holmes!” roared the prize-fighter.

    The Real Sherlock Holmes | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • 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.

    The Madness of John Harned

  • And I suppose I am, though, I'm no prize-fighter --- I'm just a normal guy fighting his way through life.

    Tom Matlack: National Murder Day


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