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Muhammad Ali
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Muhammad Ali Jinnah had lived in London as a young man and trained as a barrister.
Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  retired U.S. prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times; crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and the BBC in 1999 (b. 1942)
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Ali is remembered for describing his fighting style as "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee".
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  • Muhammad Ali Jinnah had lived in London as a young man and trained as a barrister.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • He was a big, handsome guy from the Dominican Republic, something about him reminiscent of the young Muhammad Ali—sweet-tempered, always kidding around, but you didn’t want to mess with him.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Then I stood over his bleeding body, taunting him like Muhammad Ali over Sonny Liston, daring him to get back up.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The latest news from Mobutu is that he’s bringing two great American boxers, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, to the stadium in Kinshasa.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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  • Once on ESPN I had seen an old Muhammad Ali Joe Frazier fight in which those guys just stood toe to toe, exchanging punches.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • In 1980-nearly forty years later-Halina’s only son, David Lee Preston, a tall, thin, handsome dude with a lean face, dark eyes, and glasses, wandered over to my desk at the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal holding a story I had written about boxer Muhammad Ali.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • He picked up a green wine bottle he found in the gutter and tossed it onto the hard concrete of Muhammad Ali Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • I called him Muhammad Ali and he called me Sinbad; these were our Northamerican names.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • You look a little like Muhammad Ali, you know.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • I got Malcolm, Martin Luther King, Jesus, and Muhammad Ali.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Slam!

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  • Soon as he saw it was me he got into his Muhammad Ali stance and went into a little jive shuffle.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Hoops
  • Ben would like to name it Muhammad Ali, because, just like Muhammad Ali, the minivan takes a punch and keeps going.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Four local men, Mukhtar Khan Yousafzai, Khurshid Kakajee, Zahid Khan and Muhammad Ali Khan, went from hujra to hujra persuading elders to join together.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Ben would like to name it Muhammad Ali, because, just like Muhammad Ali, the minivan takes a punch and keeps going.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Mondele, just think, Muhammad Ali.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • When they had that fight down there with Muhammad Ali and George Foreman we had tons of tourists from that.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Muhammad Ali [6] , George Foreman [9] , Mike Tyson [9]
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