1 It became, emphatically, the bloody arena, in which most of the battles for the mastery of the colonies were contested.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperGet Context In CHAPTER 1
2 A dozen blazing piles now shed their lurid brightness on the place, which resembled some unhallowed and supernatural arena, in which malicious demons had assembled to act their bloody and lawless rites.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperGet Context In CHAPTER 23
3 I might have been an unfortunate little bull in a Spanish arena, I got so smartingly touched up by these moral goads.
Great Expectations By Charles DickensGet Context In Chapter IV
4 But neither of the men paid much attention to these things, their eyes being concentrated upon the little flat stone, which to them was an arena vast and important as a battlefield.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyGet Context In BOOK 3: 8 A New Force Disturbs the Current
5 To-day, there are brand-new, wide streets, arenas, circuses, hippodromes, railway stations, and a prison, Mazas, there; progress, as the reader sees, with its antidote.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—TO WIT, THE PLAN OF PARIS IN 1727