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Word of the Day 09/01/15 Pugilist

Pugilist (noun)
pugilist [pyoo-juh-list]


noun
1. a person who fights with the fists; a boxer, usually a professional.

Origin: 1780-90; < Latin pugil (see pugilism) + -ist

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

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kaige68
Sep. 1st, 2015 02:46 pm (UTC)
175 words towards my WIP
He blinked, dumbfounded, and dropped his face into his hands. He felt like he’d gone three long rounds with a pugilist, and lost by TKO. Like he was flat out on the mat, gasping for breath. Grasping for rational thought.

She was taking his daughter. Grace was heading to Nevada, and Danny could have limited, supervised visitation, if he traveled to Las Vegas.

Danny pushed his phone across the table, slowly. The deliberate act was the only thing keeping him from either crushing the phone in his hand or hurling it across the room. He wanted to call his lawyer back and demand better representation. He wanted to call Rachel and scream. He wanted, desperately wanted, to wake up from the nightmare.

Down for the count and the son of a bitch who’d been terrorizing him and the people he cared about just wouldn’t stop throwing punches. “Find him.” He told Steve, the sound muffled by his hands.

A hand settled on Danny’s shoulder. No words, no commiseration. Just a small comfort, and a promise.
simplyn2deep
Sep. 1st, 2015 08:02 pm (UTC)
Re: 175 words towards my WIP
this was great. I'm curious about what happened.
kaige68
Sep. 1st, 2015 08:12 pm (UTC)
Re: 175 words towards my WIP
:D Thank you!!!

*fingers crossed* you'll know by the end of the month!
simplyn2deep
Sep. 1st, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
Re: 175 words towards my WIP
Fingers crossed indeed!
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