a public place for training or exercise in wrestling or athletics.
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How to use palestra in a sentence
In counseling and rehabilitating their clients, La palestra staff advocate a more integrative understanding of how to heal.The Pain Is Not the Problem: How to Fix America’s Health-Care Crisis | Elizabeth Bradley and Lauren Taylor, Elizabeth Bradley, Lauren Taylor | November 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
PTL (Italian, n.)—the Italian translation for gym (palestra), tanning (tintarella), and laundry (lavanderia).
For many things there be, which we must conceit and apprehend, as though we had had to do with an antagonist at the palestra.Meditations | Marcus Aurelius
This wasnt a lovers bower; it was only a palestra, or an observatory.Nothing But the Truth | Frederic S. Isham
The Spartan maidens were required to exercise in the palestra, almost naked, in the presence of men and strangers.The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II) | Walter M. Chandler
But when we leave the child "free as a man" in the palestra of his own intelligence, his type changes entirely.Spontaneous Activity in Education | Maria Montessori
British Dictionary definitions for palestra
the usual US spelling of palaestra
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