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pugilism
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The War of the Worlds
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  • It was no time for pugilistic chivalry and my brother laid him quiet with a kick, and gripped the collar of the man who pulled at the slender lady’s arm.

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  • I guess my dad considered it a matter of time before one of us was faced with a low-flying pugilist and either hurt someone badly or got badly hurt himself.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Here, to his great amazement, he was stopped by Joe’s suddenly working round him with every demonstration of a fell pugilistic purpose.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations

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