CONTEST's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of contest
Definition:
v. contend for; call in question; oppose; dispute
Example:
The lawyer decided to contest the claim, and tried to prove that it was false.
Sentence in Classic:
Despite his seniority in rank Bagration, in this contest of magnanimity, took his orders from Barclay, but, having submitted, agreed with him less than ever.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Miss Murdstone, during the latter portion of the contest, had dismounted, and was now waiting with her brother at the bottom of the steps, until my aunt should be at leisure to receive them.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
He seemed so brave and innocent, that although I had not proposed the contest, I felt but a gloomy satisfaction in my victory.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
What I have learned has left me doubting, misbelieving, despising, regretting, what I have not learned; and my dismal resource has been to think that life would soon go by, and that nothing in it could be worth the pain and trouble of a contest.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
Aeneas was our king, foremost of men in righteousness, incomparable in goodness as in warlike arms; whom if fate still preserves, if he draws the breath of heaven and lies not yet low in dispiteous gloom, fear we have none; nor mayest thou repent of challenging the contest of service.
The Aeneid By Virgil Context
It is true that the habit of a novice, which the young woman wore, was not very advantageous in a contest of this kind.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
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 Context
You may make your mind easy about this contest, for no Phaeacian can come near to such a throw as yours.
The Odyssey By Homer Context