TOURNAMENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TOURNAMENT
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tournament
 n.  sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner; contest
Classic Sentence:
1  Ere she had time to do so, the Templar whispered to the Prior, "I shall wear no collar of gold of yours at the tournament."
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  I say besides, for I saw it, that King Richard himself, and five of his knights, held a tournament after the taking of St John-de-Acre, as challengers against all comers.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  For the same sort of persons, who, in the present day, applaud most highly the deepest tragedies, were then interested in a tournament exactly in proportion to the danger incurred by the champions engaged.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
4  The marshals of the field, however, spurred their horses between them, and reminded them, that the laws of the tournament did not, on the present occasion, permit this species of encounter.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
5  From the Disinherited Knight," said Gurth, "victor in this day's tournament.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
6  In fact, although the general tournament, in which all knights fought at once, was more dangerous than single encounters, they were, nevertheless, more frequented and practised by the chivalry of the age.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
7  "Front-de-Boeuf must prepare to restore his fief of Ivanhoe," said De Bracy, who, having discharged his part honourably in the tournament, had laid his shield and helmet aside, and again mingled with the Prince's retinue.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
8  That was for the golf tournament.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
9  At her first big golf tournament there was a row that nearly reached the newspapers--a suggestion that she had moved her ball from a bad lie in the semi-final round.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
10  She wasn't altogether pleased, the week after, when Erik was independent and, without asking for her inspiration, planned the tennis tournament.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
11  No one referred to their tennis tournament.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
12  Mr. Bhaer soon joined her, looking rather out of his element, and presently several of the philosophers, each mounted on his hobby, came ambling up to hold an intellectual tournament in the recess.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
13  Some exercise their limbs in tournament on the greensward, contend in games, and wrestle on the yellow sand.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
14  By the next year I had a few beaux myself, and I began to play in tournaments, so I didn't see Daisy very often.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
15  You turn a feudal personage yourself, and find yourself taking part in knightly tournaments.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
Example Sentence:
1  He was given a wild card for the tournament.
2  The golf tournament is a professional event.
3  Climate was a decisive factor in establishing where the tournament should be held.
4  Mickelson won his first major golf tournament while still an amateur.
5  The tournament is open to amateurs as well as professionals.
6  I need a doubles partner for the table tennis tournament.
7  The last golf tournament of the European season is building up to a dramatic climax.
8  At the beginning of this tournament no-one in their wildest dreams had ever imagine their team would hold the cup aloft at the end of the final match.
9  At a debate tournament, speakers have only a minute or two to marshal their thoughts before they address their audience.
10  Andy Murray made it possible Sunday, winning his country's hallowed tennis tournament to become the first British man in 77 years to raise the trophy at the All England Club.
11  This Wimbledon was serendipitous for the 30-year-old from Switzerland. Even the timing of the rain during Sunday's final, which required the closing of the now-notorious roof for the ninth time in the tournament, was ideal.