Definition of Fistfights
1. Noun. (plural of fistfight) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of fistfight) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Fistfights
1. fistfight [n] - See also: fistfight
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Literary usage of Fistfights
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1. Violence in California Prisons: A Proposal for Research Into Patterns and Cures by James Gilligan (2000)
"Ever since it opened in 1989, billed as a triumph of high-tech prison architecture, the facility has been at the center of controversy. fistfights. ..."
2. Modern Capital of Human Rights?: Abuses in the State of Georgia by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1996)
"... which stated that Grimes had been in seventy-five fistfights, on and off duty. His wife recanted, and prosecutors dropped charges against him. ..."
3. Black Soldier, White Army: The 24th Infantry Regiment in Korea by William T. Bowers, William M. Hammond, George L. MacGarrigle (1997)
"We could see fistfights as the GIs tried to throw off the Chinese. We saw other GIs hitting the Chinese with what appeared to be clubs or sticks. ..."
4. The Annals of Harper's Ferry: With Sketches of Its Founder, and Many by Joseph Barry (1872)
"He batt several fistfights with his men and, although he was a small msm,, it is said that he always deported himself well and, generally, came. ;iHt winner ..."
5. Shielded from Justice: Police Brutality and Accountability in the United States by Allyson Collins, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1998)
"... leading to a court-ordered psychological profile, which reportedly stated that he had been in seventy-five fistfights in his lifetime, including some ..."
6. Reading Report Card for the Nation and the States, 1998 (NAEP) by Patricia L. Donahue (1999)
"Some of my poems are stark observations of human violence — burglaries, muggings, fistfights — while others are spare images of nature — the orange groves ..."
7. Common Sense Government: Works Better & Costs Less: National Performance by Albert Gore, Jr, Al Gore (1998)
"As the wait approached three hours, fistfights broke out among tired, frustrated travelers in the terminal. Meanwhile, more arriving passengers waited, ..."