single combat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n single combat a fight between two people "in all armies there were officers who needed to prove their bravery by single combat"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Single combat one in which a single combatant meets a single opponent, as in the case of David and Goliath; also, a duel.
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Usage

In literature:

It may well be understood that in this series of preliminary single combats, Sancie had eyes alone for that in which Richard figured.
"Romance of Roman Villas" by Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
Above all, the time thus saved must be devoted to individual riding and single combat.
"Cavalry in Future Wars" by Frederick von Bernhardi
It was first used for popular sports, for single combats, for rustic councils.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
This led them often to engage in single personal combats, such, for example, as this.
"Richard II" by Jacob Abbott
This nettled Sir Sydney so much, that he sent me a challenge to meet him in single combat on the beach at Caiffa.
"The Surrender of Napoleon" by Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland
It is impossible for me to contend with you in single combat.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
Was it not he who in single combat had met and conquered a young ferret!
"The Rambles of a Rat" by A. L. O. E.
I commanded the van, I fought in single combat.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
These two German aviators long held the record for execution done in single combat.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
How could she, single-handed, combat these hurtful influences?
"Jessica, the Heiress" by Evelyn Raymond
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In poetry:

Thou art a God too,
O Galilean!
And thus single-handed
Unto the combat,
Gauntlet or Gospel,
Here I defy thee!
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf I. -- The Challenge Of T" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

President and founder of Healthy Dining, a nutrition-related marketing and consulting firm, interviews Ashton Samuelson, Owner of Pitza 42 (Pitza For Two), on how the single-unit brand is helping to combat childhood hunger.
INTERVIEWS Hear Sleepies' Ill-Tempered 'Combat' Single.
A film about war without a single scene of combat, Jean Renoir's 1937 masterpiece about French and German officers during World War I suggests that the true divisions of that conflict were of class rather than nationality.
INTERVIEWS Hear Sleepies' Ill- Tempered 'Combat' Single.
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In science:

We here consider three rateless coding schemes to combat random packet losses in single-hop scenarios.
Round-Robin Streaming with Generations
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