CHALLENGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CHALLENGE
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challenge
 v.  assert a right; raise a formal objection; take exception to
Example Sentence: (147 in 10 pages)
1  The old administration system is under greater and greater challenge.
2  The weather presented a particular challenge, especially for American servicemen unaccustomed to subarctic conditions.
3  Inwardly he was seething at this challenge to his authority.
4  The prime minister succeeded in surviving the challenge to his authority.
5  Children challenge their parents' authority far more nowadays than they did in the past.
6  The demonstrators have now made a direct challenge to the authority of the government.
7  He got rid of anyone who represented a challenge to his authority.
8  We need to challenge some of the basic assumptions of western philosophy.
9  Whoever decides to take up the gauntlet and challenge the Prime Minister will have a tough battle.
10  A challenge to a member of the jury should be made before the trial begins.
11  His biggest challenge with this unit will be motivation.
12  The result of the vote poses a serious challenge to the government's credibility.
13  Shocked by the results of the elections, they now want to challenge the validity of the vote.
14  Never challenge a fool to do wrong.
15  The role will be the biggest challenge of his acting career.
Classic Sentence: (64 in 5 pages)
1  Your challenge would soon be answered," replied the Palmer, "were your antagonist near you.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  I affirm he will meet fairly every honourable challenge.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  To this mortal quarrel he has himself defied me, and I shall not forget the challenge.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
4  Those who had concurred in the challenge adhered to his party of course, excepting only Ralph de Vipont, whom his fall had rendered unfit so soon to put on his armour.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
5  He complied with her request, and answered her challenge in a large wine-cup; she then proceeded with her story, as if appeased by his complaisance.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
6  I answer not the challenge of my prisoner," said Front-de-Boeuf; "nor shalt thou, Maurice de Bracy.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
7  The multitude, like a timid cur which waits to bark till the object of its challenge has turned his back, raised a feeble shout as the rear of the squadron left the ground.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
8  This speech concluded with a challenge to the infidel, at the end of which it was Eustacia's duty to enter as the Turkish Knight.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
9  There was but one problem before the public which could challenge his powers of analysis, and that was the singular disappearance of the favourite for the Wessex Cup, and the tragic murder of its trainer.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
10  At the challenge Ethan turned back into the room and faced her.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
11  All that was Irish in her rose to the challenge of his black eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
12  Lily raised her head, brightening a little under the challenge.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
13  Dorset, of late, had grown more than usually morose and incalculable, and Ned Silverton went about with an air that seemed to challenge the universe.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
14  He gathered himself up at the challenge.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
15  Selden met the challenge with directness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9