Examples from the Web for pugilistic
For starters, the pugilistic Governor framed his record as being about results, as opposed to partisan politics.Hillary Clinton Vs. the GOP Boys’ Club: Fighting for the Female Vote|Lloyd Green|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But when a boxer is caught juicing his gloves, the pugilistic community turns away in disgust.How the Saints Players Betrayed the Football Brotherhood|Gordon Marino|March 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I pressed Stevens about the risk to his candidate of such a pugilistic approach.Mitt Romney Smacks Newt Gingrich in Florida Brawl at NBC Debate|Howard Kurtz|January 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Sin City brought out the devil in the GOP candidates tonight, delivering the most pugilistic Republican Party debate to date.
The very tombs of the dead, sacred in all lands, became a slaughter ground of the butcher, and an arena for pugilistic contests.
A person not used to pugilistic gestures does not instantly recover from this surprise.The Professor at the Breakfast Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)
This will be easily understood by any one who remembers the pugilistic Bench of those days.The Admirable Bashville|Bernard Shaw
I was rather anxious, the next day, to know what course my polite and pugilistic instructor would take.A Rogue's Life|Wilkie Collins
I soon found that my antagonist's pugilistic education did not come up to mine.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.