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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

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He shows how women, who were the causus belli of most serious duels, were defended in this system of gallantry only in their capacity as the possessions and child-bearers of their "noble" consorts, and he provides a thorough account of dueling etiquette and the hardware gentlemen used in their affairs of honor.
For a denunciation of the Church's position on dueling, see Enrique de Sierra Valenzuela, Duelos, rieptos y desafios: Ensayo filosofico-juridico sobre el duelo (Madrid, 1878), 26.
A generation in the future, in a land inaccessible to the rest of the world, is the premiere dueling high school Duel Academy
In one of the most outspoken of her Sociable Letters (1664), Margaret Cavendish expresses her fictional correspondent's reaction to a duel, probably closely modeled on Cavendish's own response to an actual seventeenth-century dueling incident:
He carefully peruses the twenty-odd dueling codes published in Italy in the modern era to show the standards that in fact did govern encounters, which, if scrupulously observed by duelers, practically guaranteed legal immunity.
Yaqub's fascinating study of oral poetry addresses poetry dueling as a performative and compositional device and considers the social efficacy of poetry dueling, its aesthetic nature, and its value as a compositional device within a larger system of poetic production.
In a nutshell: Dueling ``Dynasty'' stars no legendary event.
On July 11, 1804, Hamilton, Burr, their seconds, and a physician met secretly (for dueling was illegal in most states) on a promontory in Weehawken, New Jersey.
Note that the role of dueling here is not to signal one's hidden "type"; all players are identical, and none is inherently more trustworthy or more courageous than another.
I don't think anybody knows where to direct their anger and confusion [about the dueling events]," says the spokesman, who says he can't give his name without risk of losing his job because of his sexual orientation.
After decades of dueling with songbirds, researchers at last are going to be able to sit back and enjoy an orchestra seat.
We whispered two weeks ago about Willy D's, a dueling piano bar set to open later this month in the River Market District in Little Rock.
Such agreements are between men, for only a man can demand satisfaction from another in a court of law or on the dueling ground.
To make sure the near-crashes are timed perfectly, Dueling Dragons' designers had to contend with a major force: friction.
Two essays discuss the history and the literature of dueling in relation to the several dueling scenes in the play.