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 Meanings and Examples of CONTENDER
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 n.  contestant you hope to defeat
Classic Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
1  He glanced at the dirty and unpropitious corner on which they stood, with the shriek of the "elevated" and the tumult of trams and waggons contending hideously in their ears.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
2  For many moments the elder sister looked upon the younger, with a countenance that wavered with powerful and contending emotions.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
3  It was through this dense and dark forest that Uncas was still contending with the main body of the Hurons.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 32
4  I have seen Mary contending with the pigs for the offal thrown into the street.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
5  There were desperate lunges at these chosen spots seemingly every instant, and most of them were bandied like light toys between the contending forces.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
6  The contending archers took their station in turn, at the bottom of the southern access, the distance between that station and the mark allowing full distance for what was called a shot at rovers.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
7  He pressed his hand against his brow, and remained an instant gazing on the face of the humbled baron, in whose features pride was contending with shame.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
8  Unscathed by the lance of his enemy, he had died a victim to the violence of his own contending passions.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIII
9  Then Minerva assumed the form and voice of Mentor, and presently made a covenant of peace between the two contending parties.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK XXIV
10  A woman who could betray me for such a rival was not worth contending for; she deserved only scorn; less, however, than I, who had been her dupe.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
11  It was the last yearning for life contending with the resolution of despair; then his dungeon seemed less sombre, his prospects less desperate.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
12  Then one had to examine the contending parties, and shout oneself hoarse, knowing all the while that one could never anyway arrive at a just decision.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
13  But Pacuvius Calavius, who at this time filled the office of chief magistrate, perceiving the danger, took upon himself to reconcile the contending factions.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLVII.
14  But, instead of manifesting an intention to contend with the successful marksman, he stood leaning on his rifle for more than a minute, like a man who was completely buried in thought.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
15  But Hawkeye, whose duty led him foremost in the adventure, knew the character of those with whom he was about to contend too well to trust the treacherous quiet.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 32
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  But can this South Korean slim contender defeat the American lightweight in its own backyard?
2  Our football team is contending with one from the next town for the championship.
3  There are three world - class tennis players contending for this title.
4  Guthrie has argued for an Orphic-Pythagorean identity, contending that they contain ideas identical to Orphic teachings.
5  British Columbia needs to produce more food while contending with rising seas, diminishing water resources and changing patterns of rain and drought.
6  Histories make men wise ; poems witty; the mathematics subtle; natural philosophy deep ; moral grave ; logic and rhetoric able to contend.
7  It is time, once again, to contend with racism.
8  The firm is too small to contend against large international companies.
9  At the age of nine, he had the death of both parents to contend with.
10  They have to contend against draught every year.
11  Employers and business groups contend that a higher minimum wage would saddle them with higher labor costs.
12  One participant involved in training said people here have low self-esteem and must contend with almost daily harassment.
13  John has to contend with great difficulties in coming IELTS test.
14  Meanwhile, In Russia, hardliners contend that their nation should rely more on nuclear weapons to offset NATO's superiority in conventional military forces and to cope with the U.S. missile defense program, now creeping toward Russia's borders.
15  Immediately you see these symptoms that ferret from the others, as this is, I think, the worst disease one has to contend with.