gladiator

Part of speech: adjective

Gladiatorial.

Part of speech: noun

Rom. Antiq. A man who fought with deadly weapons, especially in the amphitheater, for popular amusement.

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Usage examples "gladiator":

  1. From few ordinary mortals, however, could any two be selected as fearful odds against such a man as Clifford,- a man in whom a much larger share of sinews and muscle than is usually the lot even of the strong had been hardened, by perpetual exercise, into a consistency and iron firmness which linked power and activity into a union scarcely less remarkable than that immortalized in the glorious beauty of the sculptured gladiator. - "Paul Clifford, Volume 6.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. They were in earnest conversation, and did not seem to notice or heed the gladiator as they moved on. - "The Last Days of Pompeii", Edward George Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. Why, I should say that you were strong enough to carry her, said Pigeonnier; you have the build of an athlete, a gladiator. - "San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams", Charles Paul de Kock.