Usage examples for wrestler

  1. One day Archidamus, the King of Sparta, asked him whether he or Perikles was the best wrestler. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  2. For the uncertain future has yet to come, with every possible variety of fortune; and him only to whom the divinity has continued happiness unto the end, we call happy; to salute as happy one that is still in the midst of life and hazard, we think as little safe and conclusive as to crown and proclaim as victorious the wrestler that is yet in the ring." – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  3. He again heard them cooing on the arm of the marble wrestler amidst the hushed silence of the garden, while children trundled their hoops in the deep gloom of the chestnuts. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  4. And the commander, as the wrestler, is to be accounted to have done most who leaves an adversary almost conquered for his successor. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  5. Do you mean to say that you- the boldest sportsman, the strongest wrestler- the wisest of all the young Persians- that you, Darius, are afraid of a woman?" – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  6. Let us cherish for their sake the old oak, beautiful in its age as the broken statue of some antique wrestler, brown with time, yet glorious in its suggestion of past achievement. – The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  7. The principal orator here is a certain Falcet, a burly athlete, who was, I believe, formerly a professional wrestler. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  8. And you claim to be a wrestler? – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  9. There is a king in Eleusis whose name is Cercyon, and he is a great wrestler. – Old Greek Stories by James Baldwin
  10. My hand was on his throat, but he was as strong as I was, in those days, and a mighty wrestler. – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  11. On camping, our native friend became a most intolerable nuisance, and proved himself a cunning wrestler, suddenly bending down and diving between Breaden's legs, which he seized at the ankle, nearly succeeding in throwing him to the ground. – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie
  12. This much however Demokedes gave them as a charge when they were putting forth to sea, bidding them say to Dareios that Demokedes was betrothed to the daughter of Milon: for the wrestler Milon had a great name at the king's court; and I suppose that Demokedes was urgent for this marriage, spending much money to further it, in order that Dareios might see that he was held in honour also in his own country. – The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2) by Herodotus
  13. In charge of the whole work is Paul Withington, of Harvard, famous as football player, oarsman, wrestler and swimmer. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  14. Only an ex- wrestler in the wheat pit could have picked intelligence out of the Babel of puts and calls. – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  15. Old Joe's arms went around him, and Hamby's two elbows were clamped to his sides, in a grip which more than one professional wrestler in our part of the world has found it impossible to break. – They Call Me Carpenter by Upton Sinclair