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 Meanings and Examples of CONTEST
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contest
 v.  contend for; oppose or dispute
Example Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  Although he had only entered the contest for fun, he won first prize.
2  Don't assume that winning a talent contest is a passport to success.
3  Her misspelling of that word eliminated her from the contest.
4  This contest is wide open: any of half a dozen teams could win it.
5  The study excluded cases in which defendants pleaded guilty or no contest, and it did not involve new interviews with defendants.
6  I'm glad to learn that you won first prize in the composition contest held at your school.
7  Two police officers were injured in scuffles with fans at Sunday's National Football League contest.
8  The Midvale Park neighborhood sparks up a million little beacons with its annual holiday lighting contest.
9  This is man's contest with nature.
10  He will take part in this contest.
11  During the election contest newspapers are not allowed to publish public opinion polls.
12  A third candidate has entered the contest for the Republican nomination.
13  Stone decided to hold a contest to see who could write the best song.
14  Our team was victorious over theirs in the contest.
15  He was the third in the speech contest.
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  After this fourth encounter, there was a considerable pause; nor did it appear that any one was very desirous of renewing the contest.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  When, however, the archers understood with whom they were to be matched, upwards of twenty withdrew themselves from the contest, unwilling to encounter the dishonour of almost certain defeat.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  It was not, however, by clamour that the contest was to be decided, and the desperate efforts of the assailants were met by an equally vigorous defence on the part of the besieged.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
4  Meantime the prisoners found no difficulty in making their escape into the anteroom, and from thence into the court of the castle, which was now the last scene of contest.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
5  But when there was no question of contest, she was pining to be superior, to be one of the upper class.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
6  She struggled and implored by turns until twelve o'clock had struck, and then, wearied and exhausted, ceased to contest the point any further.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
7  The contest, however, was too unequal to last long.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
8  I tell you, my friend, that if a detailed account of that silent contest could be written, it would take its place as the most brilliant bit of thrust-and-parry work in the history of detection.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
9  So firmly did he stand and so bitterly did he contest Sherman's desire to pass down the valley toward Atlanta that finally the Yankees drew back and took counsel with themselves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
10  At the same moment, Duncan found himself engaged with the other, in a similar contest of hand to hand.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
11  Neither party had firearms, and the contest was to be decided in the deadliest manner, hand to hand, with weapons of offense, and none of defense.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
12  The contest gradually grew warmer, until it was quite evident the feelings of the speakers began to be somewhat enlisted in the debate.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
13  In the meantime, Duncan saw Alice to a place of safety, and then sought the scout, with a countenance that denoted how eagerly he also panted for the approaching contest.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
14  The contest now grew warm and stationary.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
15  Bewigged tragedy has a reason for its existence, and I am not one of those who, by order of AEschylus, contest its right to existence.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—MARIUS' ASTONISHMENTS