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Usage examples for athletic

  1. Think of all the practice games in which the average athletic team takes part. – A Girl's Student Days and After by Jeannette Marks Commentator: Mary Emma Woolley
  2. Many people knew Glen Leigh as the daring rider in the Buckjumping Show; and he was a tall, athletic, handsome man. – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould
  3. The tall, athletic figure of a man loomed up, blocked the way and stepped into the kitchen beside them. – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  4. It seems as though some subtle curve was always produced by the line of the back and tail at every light bound of the athletic little creature. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  5. The point was to come to the front somehow, and it was only indicating a sort of waiting game for the boys who were conscious neither of intellectual nor athletic capacity. – At Large by Arthur Christopher Benson
  6. As he can have no ideas at all upon the subject, he should leave the entire selection of his first bag to some competent adviser, and he will not generally find such an adviser behind the counter at a general athletic outfitting establishment in the town or city, which too often is the direction in which he takes his steps when he has decided to play the game. – The Complete Golfer [1905] by Harry Vardon
  7. I've noticed that on all these athletic teams there's more or less partiality shown. – Rival Pitchers of Oakdale by Morgan Scott
  8. Perkins was an Englishman with fair hair and blue eyes, of fresh complexion, burned to a clear red, clean- cut features, and a well knit, athletic frame. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  9. Weren't you at the Athletic Union meeting on Wednesday? – Judy of York Hill by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
  10. She looked athletic, boyish in fact. – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  11. " You wouldn't," said a tall, athletic young man, stepping forward as he spoke. – From Wealth to Poverty by Austin Potter
  12. How vigorous now the athletic form of age! – The Daemon of the World by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  13. Thorpe was built on the true athletic lines, broad, straight shoulders, narrow flanks, long, clean, smooth muscles. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  14. As I wrote you, you have not the athletic temperament, but something finer and better. – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  15. The practice of athletic exercises. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  16. And now, as they talked over the coming year, the athletic feature also came to the fore. – Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball by J. W. Duffield
  17. He had never thought it possible that anyone with the slightest claims to respectability could be quite indifferent to athletic success. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  18. He was a handsome, manly youth, and skilled in all athletic exercises. – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison
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