ATHLETIC in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ATHLETIC
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athletic
 a.  strong, healthy, and good at sports
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
2  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 A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
3  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
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
4  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
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
5  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
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
6  I am a good hand at every kind of athletic sport known among mankind.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
7  He had grown a tall, athletic, well-formed man; beside whom my master seemed quite slender and youth-like.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
8  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
Get Context   In Chapter 31
9  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
Get Context   In Chapter 31
10  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
Get Context   In Chapter 4
11  An athletic black belonging to some coast tribe, and educated by my poor predecessor, was the helmsman.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
12  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
Get Context   In Chapter 115. Luigi Vampa's Bill of Fare.
13  That was before the day of high-school athletics.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IX
14  A small ring of wonderstruck children and nursemaids would gather to watch him and linger even when he and uncle Charles had sat down again and were talking athletics and politics.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
15  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
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
Example Sentence: (47 in 4 pages)
16  Ade is handsome and smart , not to mention being a good athlete.
17  She rose with the fluent movement of an athlete.
18  The athlete tested positive for steroids.
19  Drugs again rained on the Olympics'parade as another athlete tested positive for an illegal substance.
20  The athlete has got powerful muscles.
21  He is over the hill as a professional athlete.
22  If an athlete makes a false start, the race must be restarted.
23  No athlete would dream of entering a big race without adequate preparation.
24  She was a versatile athlete, especially in basketball, hockey, and track.
25  Our goal is to help the athlete get the best performance.
26  The athlete was highly paid to do endorsement of the product.
27  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.
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.