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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 ?
During the conflict, I had talked a little, now and then, with a young gentleman of the White Cap Corps, and he had mentioned that he was to fight next--and had also pointed out his challenger, a young gentleman who was leaning against the opposite wall smoking a cigarette and restfully observing the duel then in progress.
The duel presently began and in the same furious way which had marked the previous one.
When we have found him, Michel Ardan tells you this, there will be no duel between you.
Absorbed in his studies, Barbicane, in his turn forgetful of the duel, had seen and heard nothing.
Wilson knew Roxy by sight, and when the duel of wits begun to play out, he stepped outside to gather in a record or two.
But I am going to fight a duel with this gentleman.
Your duel itself is a scene," said Newman; "that's all it is
By-the-by, look here--if someone were to challenge you to a duel, what should you do?
He remembered the expression Dolokhov's face assumed in his moments of cruelty, as when tying the policeman to the bear and dropping them into the water, or when he challenged a man to a duel without any reason, or shot a post-boy's horse with a pistol.
They were interested spectators of this strange ending of a strange duel.
It required a man of that calibre, a man capable of obtruding a duel into orderly twentieth century life, to find such wild adventures.
The duel with knives in a dark room was once a commoner feature of Southwestern life than it is likely to be again.
The duel had particularly fascinated the thoughts of Alexey Alexandrovitch in his youth, just because he was physically a coward, and was himself well aware of the fact.
He and Mr Haredale are going to fight a duel in it.
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.