sporting man


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sporting man someone who enjoys outdoor activities
    • n sporting man someone who leads a merry existence; especially a gambler on the outcome of sporting events
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sporting man one who practices field sports; also, a horse racer, a pugilist, a gambler, or the like.
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  • Earl Warren
    Earl Warren
    “The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When a flirt fishes for a man, she fishes merely for the sport.”
  • James A. Froude
    “Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.”
  • Earl Warren
    Earl Warren
    “I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing, but man's failures.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The man loves danger and sport. That is why he loves woman, the most dangerous of all sports.”


In literature:

Chanden Sing was a man of strong sporting tastes.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
They were all of different sizes, like the fingers on a man's hand, and they sung as they sported in the water.
"Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak" by Harriette McDougall
Come along, man; I promise you the cave is just full of sport!
"Merry-Garden and Other Stories" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I must say she was a good sport: as a fair-minded man, I've got to admit that.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
Man is not the blind sport of a relentless destiny.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
A man's got to be a little bit of a sport once in a while, hasn't he?
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
Sticking pins into a man or an ape is a pleasant sport.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
It was mostly of people, of this man and that, this woman and that, with the details of the weather and deck sports.
"The Wall Street Girl" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
And as they sate laughynge and sporting, one asked whiche was the most reuerent part of mans bodye?
"Shakespeare Jest-Books;" by Unknown
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

Now at these sports he toil'd himself,
That he a sickness took,
Through which all manly exercise
He carelessly forsook.
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
When lawless mobs insult the court,
That man shall be my toast,
If breaking windows be the sport,
Who bravely breaks the most.
"The Modern Patriot" by William Cowper
First view him in the Torrid Zone,
Sporting amid luxurious groves
Where nature delveth all alone,
And man in search of pleasure roves.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
Alas! by stern Experience cleft,
When life's romance is turn'd to sport;
If man hath consolation left
On this side death—'tis good old port.
"Mature Reflections" by Thomas Gent
"Hence, if our manly sport offend!
With pious fools go chant and pray:—
Well hast thou spoke, my dark-brow'd friend;
Halloo, halloo! and, hark away!"
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
Yet he, like a man, stands by his rudder;
With the bark are sporting wind and water,
Wind and water sport not with his bosom:
On the fierce deep looks he, as a master,—
In his gods, or shipwreck'd, or safe landed,
Trusting ever.
"The Sea-Voyage" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In news:

Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos against J.J. Watts' Houston Texans attracted the biggest local sports television audience last weekend.
State police say man in Bozrah field suffered ' violent death ' Southeastern Connecticut News, Sports, Weather and Video The Day newspaper.
A Muncy area man faces charges for allegedly pointing a handgun at two people in the dining room at Big Dogz Sports Bar and Restaurant on Route 220 about 12:10 am Saturday, state police said.
Dave Johnson, the hardest- working man in DC sports.
Dave Johnson, the hardest-working man in DC sports.
Is the 12th Man the most notable No 12 in our state's sports history.
A speed boat goes airborne , a man fakes his death, and a sports reporter gets caught in the act, plus more.
Broadcast legend and sports radio personality Arnold Dean mans the WTIC AM broadcast booth overlooking the 18th green at the Tournament Players Club on the second day of the Travelers Championship in 2009.
Boxing is viewed in the US and around the world as a man's sport, but that is quickly changing.
A Wells Fargo bank in Sterling was robbed Dec 13 by a man sporting a Florida State sweatshirt — and a Mitt Romney mask.
Or at least telling us that he's sporting a ponytail and a Fu Man Chu.
0A disability typically prevents him from participating in sports, but last week a young man from Oklahoma was able to make a dream come true .
Prep sports can put smile on cranky old man.
Police kill armed man outside E. Arlington sporting goods store.
Ask what this man can do for your sport.