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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - One of the parties in in a prearranged combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons according to an accepted code of procedure, esp. to settle a private quarrel; A contestant in any contest between two persons or parties.

Usage examples (35)
  • He was a soldier, a duelist, a lawyer, and a politician.
  • The young duelist, of course, was not expected or wanted.
  • For all his size, Thouriss was not an experienced duelist.
  • Sarah Palin is now our nation's only full-time professional duelist. for more
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  • The young "duelist" (one who takes part in a duel) did not care that his older opponent was a famous "dualist" (a view that reduces life or ideas to two basic concepts) philosopher.
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