Being courteous “is not demanding a duel when somebody accidentally steps on your foot.”
The protagonists Bernier and Gautier have a duel that again occupies an adrenaline-defying amount of time.
He will eventually shed this genteelism, while still struggling with his duel nature.
I would only wonder later if their duel might not be homicide but rather mutually agreed to suicide.
That, then, makes this, for the third year running, duel between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler.
You have been fighting a duel, I suppose, to be in such a state?
He met men of his own kidney there, and was ever ready for a duel with weapons.
In a duel with Aias the spear of Hector pierced the bronze and six layers of hide on his shield, but stuck in the seventh.
Was she blaming him, as a witness of the duel, for her brother's death?
This was nothing less than to fight a duel for him, with a gentleman whose sister it was pretended he had used ill.
1590s (from late 13c. in Latin form), from Medieval Latin duellum "combat between two persons," by association with Latin duo "two," but originally from Latin duellum "war," an Old Latin form of bellum (see bellicose). Retained in poetic and archaic language and apparently given a special meaning in Medieval or Late Latin of "one-on-one combat" on fancied connection with duo "two."
1640s, see duel (n.). Related: Dueled; dueling; duelling.