Sentence examples for duel from high-quality English sources.

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  • Like Hamilton before him, David Landale was maneuvered into a duel by a sensitivity to honor’s dictates.

  • In spite of this, David Landale felt obliged to ask his friends whether Morgan was even worthy of a duel.

  • He has cemented his reputation and legacy year after year, duel after duel, rout after rout.

  • Eventually, as guns were made safer and more accurate, the pistol duel came to be seen as fairer than a sword fight.

  • The idea of a duel had never crossed her mind, and so she put a different interpretation on this passing expression of hardness.

  • For James Landale, the consternation occasioned by Morgan’s death and the ensuing trial of David Landale attest to the waning popularity of the duel.

  • Hildebrandslied, English Song of Hildebrand, Old High German alliterative heroic poem on the fatalistic theme of a duel of honour between a father and a son.

  • Having served his apprenticeship in series work, he made, in 1971, a TV movie, “Duel,” in which he broke with TV aesthetics and created a film grammar of his own.

duel sentence examples

  • The enthralling duel was a throwback to great batsman-bowler battles of the past, such as Allan Donald's epic duel with Michael Atherton in the Trent Bridge Test of 1998.

  • That same year Jonson killed a fellow actor in a duel, and, though he escaped capital punishment by pleading “benefit of clergy” (the ability to read from the Latin Bible), he could not escape branding.

  • All Russian writers, in my understanding, died in duels: Pushkin was killed in a duel, in 1837, Lermontov in 1841.… I remember asking my parents, “If someone challenges you to a duel, do you have to accept?”

  • The US constitution of 1850 required all lawyers and state officers to swear, after the usual pledge, that they “…have not fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State, nor out of it, nor have sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons…”


  • noun act

    - a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor

  • verb competition

    - fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman

    Example: In the 19th century, men often dueled over small matters

  • noun act

    - any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)

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  • 1 sentence examples for duel from GutenbergBooks - The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
  • 6 sentence examples for duel from Encyclopedia Britannica
  • 8 sentence examples for duel from The New Yorker
  • 2 sentence examples for duel from The Guardian
  • 1 sentence examples for duel from New York Times
  • 1 sentence examples for duel from GutenbergBooks - Anna Karenina by graf Leo Tolstoy
  • 1 sentence examples for duel from The Economist
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  • • Relevant word or phrase for duel is affaire d'honneur

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