1 Helene's box was filled and surrounded from the stalls by the most distinguished and intellectual men, who seemed to vie with one another in their wish to let everyone see that they knew her.
2 They entered a very plain house, for the door was only of silver, and the ceilings were only of gold, but wrought in so elegant a taste as to vie with the richest.
3 From all sides, in eagerness to see, the people of Troy run streaming in, and vie in jeers at their prisoner.
4 And hence it happens that the citizens of such States vie with one another in whatever tends to promote public or private well-being; in both of which, consequently, there is a wonderful growth.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II.
5 They took the clothes out of the waggon, put them in the water, and vied with one another in treading them in the pits to get the dirt out.
6 Suddenly the beast extended its arms, or rather legs, and inclosed him in a grasp that might have vied with the far-famed power of the "bear's hug" itself.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 25
7 Each one vied with the rest in saluting her as Madame la Baronne.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—JEAN VALJEAN STILL WEARS HIS ARM IN A SLING