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 Meanings and Examples of ATHLETE
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 n.  sports man; one who contended for prize in public games
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  The lower of the three is Gilchrist, a fine scholar and athlete, plays in the Rugby team and the cricket team for the college, and got his Blue for the hurdles and the long jump.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  Side by side with his memory of the deeds of prowess of his uncle Mat Davin, the athlete, the young peasant worshipped the sorrowful legend of Ireland.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
3  A redoubtable method, and one which, united with genius, rendered this gloomy athlete of the pugilism of war invincible for the space of fifteen years.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—THE EIGHTEENTH OF JUNE, 1815
4  They sat down, and gazed with great gravity at each other, each thinking in his heart that he had seldom seen a stronger or more athletic figure than was placed opposite to him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
5  Holmes had sprung to his feet, and I saw his dark, athletic outline at the door of the hut, his shoulders stooping, his head thrust forward, his face peering into the darkness.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
6  Bar fencing and boxing I had few athletic tastes, and then my line of study was quite distinct from that of the other fellows, so that we had no points of contact at all.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
7  If he is an elderly man he is not this active cyclist who sprints away from that young lady's athletic pursuit.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
8  What happened with this: This young fellow had employed his afternoon at the athletic grounds, where he had been practising the jump.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  I am a good hand at every kind of athletic sport known among mankind.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK VIII
10  He had grown a tall, athletic, well-formed man; beside whom my master seemed quite slender and youth-like.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
11  There was the host himself, a tall, athletic young man, clad in evening dress, as also was the editor, a dyspeptic-looking gentleman named Maynard.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 31
12  In the same way there are magazines about Egyptian coins, and Catholic saints, and flying machines, and athletic records, and I know nothing about any of them.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 31
13  His masters, even when they had not attracted him, had seemed to him always intelligent and serious priests, athletic and high-spirited prefects.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
14  An athletic black belonging to some coast tribe, and educated by my poor predecessor, was the helmsman.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In II
15  He was an athletic, gigantic bandit, with large eyes, thick lips, and a flat nose; his red hair fell in dishevelled masses like snakes around his shoulders.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 115. Luigi Vampa's Bill of Fare.
Example Sentence: (47 in 4 pages)
16  She was a versatile athlete, especially in basketball, hockey, and track.
17  Our goal is to help the athlete get the best performance.
18  The athlete was highly paid to do endorsement of the product.
19  Amid growing discontent in South Africa at the verdict, the Steenkamps criticised judge Thokozile Masipa for being too lenient on the athlete, who was instead convicted of culpable homicide, the South African equivalent of manslaughter, and granted bail.
20  They have been given college scholarships purely on athletic ability.
21  She dwarfed all her rivals in athletic ability.
22  Wade was a hearty, bluff, athletic sort of guy.
23  He wanted his sons to become strong, virile, and athletic like himself.
24  After considering the effect of alcohol on his athletic performance, he decided to abstain from drinking while he trained for the race.
25  The athletics win provided a much-needed fillip to/for national pride.
26  My daughter wants to compete in athletics.
27  Sarah is very keen on athletics and can trot out the names of all the leading runners and their record times.
28  Research on athletes and ordinary human subjects has yielded a mixed bag of results.
29  British athletes had mixed fortunes in yesterday's competition.
30  The team coach was forced to step in to stop the two athletes from coming to blows.