Usage examples for athlete

  1. The outlines beneath the black silk stockings would not have disgraced an athlete. – Eve and David by Honore de Balzac
  2. Better than fame is still the wish for fame, The constant training for a glorious strife: The athlete nurtured for the Olympian Game Gains strength at least for life. – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. He looked like a youthful athlete from Oxford or Cambridge- a simple- minded person who had jumped higher or run quicker than anybody else without conceit, taking himself, like St. Paul, as he found himself and giving the credit elsewhere. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman