of or relating to gladiators or to their combats.
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How to use gladiatorial in a sentence
Magician of the StarsBy Caleb ScharfBeing a scientist can be like willingly entering into a Roman gladiatorial contest.Five Scientists on the Heroes Who Changed Their Lives - Issue 93: Forerunners | Alan Lightman, Hope Jahren, Robert Sapolsky, | December 2, 2020 | Nautilus
Being a scientist can be like willingly entering into a Roman gladiatorial contest.Five Scientists on the Heroes Who Changed Their Lives - Issue 93: Forerunners | Alan Lightman, Hope Jahren, Robert Sapolsky, | December 2, 2020 | Nautilus
Of course football is sanctioned evil, the less sanctioned the more visceral and gladiatorial and exciting.The NFL’s Hypocritical Outrage Against Bonuses for Injuring Players | Buzz Bissinger | March 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two legions of gridiron gladiatorial Gods with more history than Helen of Troy and Hector!
Have one also on the gladiatorial fights and one on the Christian massacres, many of which took place here.The Complete Club Book for Women | Caroline French Benton
They strike the English eye as being attired for football, or a gladiatorial combat, rather than a summer game.Heroes of To-Day | Mary R. Parkman
The gladiatorial show had lost its charms for him and his mind brooded gloomily over coming events.Greifenstein | F. Marion Crawford
Mr. Henson throws in some not ineloquent remarks about the abolition by Christianity of the gladiatorial shows at Rome.Flowers of Freethought | George W. Foote
No public event attracts more attention in America than a gladiatorial fight to the finish between the champion and some aspirant.As A Chinaman Saw Us | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for gladiatorial
of, characteristic of, or relating to gladiators, combat, etc
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