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 Meanings and Examples of CONTESTANT
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 n.  a person who participates in competitions
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  My comrades strip, and, slippery with oil, exercise their ancestral contests; glad to have got past so many Argive towns, and held on their flight through the encircling foe.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK THIRD
2  Thus far sped the sacred contests to their holy lord.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK FIFTH
3  It originated in the simplicity of the Indian contests, in which, from the nature of the combats, and the density of the forests, fortresses were rare, and artillery next to useless.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 15
4  In these three most dangerous contests the arms of Rome prevailed; but no ordinary valour was needed for their success.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VIII.
5  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  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
6  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
7  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
8  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
9  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  Highlight   In Chapter 7
10  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
11  The contest, however, was too unequal to last long.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER L
12  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
Context  Highlight   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
13  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
14  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  Highlight   In CHAPTER 7
15  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 12
Example Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  In the animal kingdom intruders usually lose contests over territories.
2  Few contests in the recent history of British boxing have been as thrilling.
3  I forget now why we disliked each other, but stare contests were definitely the weapons of choice.
4  Democrats that lost close contests in marginal districts may be willing to seek rematches in 2012 because the demography of their district may be more favorable than now.
5  Although he had only entered the contest for fun, he won first prize.
6  Don't assume that winning a talent contest is a passport to success.
7  Her misspelling of that word eliminated her from the contest.
8  This contest is wide open: any of half a dozen teams could win it.
9  The study excluded cases in which defendants pleaded guilty or no contest, and it did not involve new interviews with defendants.
10  I'm glad to learn that you won first prize in the composition contest held at your school.
11  Two police officers were injured in scuffles with fans at Sunday's National Football League contest.
12  The Midvale Park neighborhood sparks up a million little beacons with its annual holiday lighting contest.
13  This is man's contest with nature.
14  He will take part in this contest.
15  During the election contest newspapers are not allowed to publish public opinion polls.