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athlete

1. a person trained to compete in sports or exercises involving physical strength, speed, or endurance
2. Chiefly Brit a competitor in track and field events
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They all held their peace except King Alcinous, who began, "Sir, we have had much pleasure in hearing all that you have told us, from which I understand that you are willing to show your prowess, as having been displeased with some insolent remarks that have been made to you by one of our athletes, and which could never have been uttered by any one who knows how to talk with propriety.
It would have been rather awkward," remarked Brown, "if you had found he was a popular athlete practising a mile race.
Do you not observe that these athletes sleep away their lives, and are liable to most dangerous illnesses if they depart, in ever so slight a degree, from their customary regimen?
No professional athlete would have attempted what you've done.
Stalky be an athlete, and tell Ipps to put him in the stable room.
Cecil's voice came: "My dear Freddy, I am no athlete.
He exults in it as the strong swimmer in the heaving billows, as the athlete in the wrestle, the soldier in the battle.
As she walked beside Archer with her long swinging gait her face wore the vacant serenity of a young marble athlete.
Though but ten years old he was fully as strong as the average man of thirty, and far more agile than the most practiced athlete ever becomes.
The athlete appeared injured at the admission of the "beggar" into the company.
D'Artagnan, riding fast, thinking as constantly, alighted from his horse in Pairs, fresh and tender in his muscles as the athlete preparing for the gymnasium.
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.