gladiatorial gladiatorial

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to or resembling gladiators or their combat

Usage(s):

  1. Our gladiatorial boot camp took place in a sumptuous private room at the Rome Cavalieri Hilton, where the only lions on hand were made of marble.
  2. He has always been about a gladiatorial spectaclethe honest man in the arena, taking questions from all comers with good humor, demonstrating his courage by the way he campaigns.

News

  • Julianne Moore circling 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

    By Brent Lang and Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Julianne Moore is in early talks to join the cast of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay," an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. The Oscar nominee would play President Alma Coin - the leader of the autocratic society behind the gladiatorial games - in the two-part finale. Moore joins a cast that will include heavyweights ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "He is more likely to miss it (than me). I have no problem in playing against him, it's not some sort of gladiatorial contest. He chose a very aggressive line, a vocal line but that's fine," said Symonds.
    on Dec 22, 2007 By: Andrew Symonds Source: Hindustan Times

  2. "If he gets into a gladiatorial situation with his opponent, he can beat anybody. I've seen it too many times. I would never back against him," Draper said. "Lleyton's probably the best competitor I've ever seen. I think it's his greater...
    on Jan 11, 2007 By: Scott Draper Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "There's games that whet the appetite. They will almost be gladiatorial," said Dowie. "It'll be the old cliche of six-pointers almost every week. Adam spoke about looking for four wins and he's not far off with that. But my view is we deal...
    on Mar 17, 2010 By: Iain Dowie Source: Hull Daily Mail

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