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  • s  exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sportsmanlike conduct

  • As a soldier he had only one desireand that was to help rebuild a young, well-equipped, sportsmanlike army with a great ideal.
  • Non-partisans, recalling that the Herald Tribune had printed something sportsmanlike about Nominee Smith the week previous (PTI, July 9), concluded that now the score was evened.
  • So sportsmanlike was the President in turn, that just before last week's election he announced over the radio that he would vote for his organist opponent himself.
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  • A League of Her Own: Both sides, now
    I heard through the grapevine that some local fans weren’t acting very sportsmanlike at a recent baseball tournament game. A questionable call was made and the fans started to heckle and swear at the umpire.
    June 20, 2013 - Fairport - East Rochester Post

  • Jim Delany in Chicago Tribune
    The conduct of the student-athletes following last week's game violated our sportsmanlike conduct policy so we have taken the aforementioned actions,Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said in a statement.
  • Isiah Thomas in The Detroit News
    We basically passed the torch to Chicago the way the torch had been passed to us by Boston,Thomas said. "Now, looking back on that ...... we and I ...... we should have shook hands. That was the sportsmanlike thing to do."

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