duel


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Synonyms for duel

Synonyms for duel

to strive in opposition

Synonyms for duel

a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor

any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)

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fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman

References in classic literature ?
The sun was in its zenith, and the spot chosen for the scene of the duel was exposed to its full ardor.
He flew, then, rather than walked, toward the convent of the Carmes Dechausses, or rather Deschaux, as it was called at that period, a sort of building without a window, surrounded by barren fields--an accessory to the Preaux-Clercs, and which was generally employed as the place for the duels of men who had no time to lose.
And if anyone had added that Aglaya's note was a love-letter, and that it contained an appointment to a lover's rendezvous, he would have blushed with shame for the speaker, and, probably, have challenged him to a duel.
It's even certain that I should have done the same, then why this duel, this murder?
But now the duel between Gahan and the Orange Panthan was on and the decision of the next move was no longer in other hands than theirs.
Absorbed in his studies, Barbicane, in his turn forgetful of the duel, had seen and heard nothing.
It was a bad minute for Prince Paul when Antonelli's chivalry proposed a formal duel, with all its possible explanations.
A duel is quite irrational, and no one expects it of me.
A duel in that great old rambling room upstairs, and the best bed ordered already for the wounded man!
It is very distressing to me, Sir, to give this information,' said Miss Witherfield, 'but I fear a duel is going to be fought here.
As ashore, the ladies often cause the most terrible duels among their rival admirers; just so with the whales, who sometimes come to deadly battle, and all for love.
As a general thing -- as far as I could make out -- these murderous adventures were not forays undertaken to avenge injuries, nor to settle old disputes or sudden fallings out; no, as a rule they were simply duels be- tween strangers -- duels between people who had never even been introduced to each other, and between whom existed no cause of offense whatever.
Marseilles is filled with half-pay officers, who are daily, under one frivolous pretext or other, getting up quarrels with the royalists; from hence arise continual and fatal duels among the higher classes of persons, and assassinations in the lower.
Look attentively at the duels and the hand-to-hand combats, how superior the Italians are in strength, dexterity, and subtlety.
And though he belonged to the household troops, who, as it was their duty to rally round the Prince Regent, had not shown their valour in foreign service yet, Rawdon Crawley had already (apropos of play, of which he was immoderately fond) fought three bloody duels, in which he gave ample proofs of his contempt for death.