Usage examples for challenges

  1. The challenges encountered there and afterward have renewed within me the will to work for something better, and a desire to better understand why I work at all. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  2. We have emerged from bitter experiences chastened but proud, confident once again, ready to face challenges once again, and united once again. – State of the Union Addresses of Jimmy Carter by Jimmy Carter
  3. Our industrial and commercial civilization has been both the effect and the cause of certain more or less unconscious beliefs as to what is worth while; in China one becomes conscious of these beliefs through the spectacle of a society which challenges them by being built, just as unconsciously, upon a different standard of values. – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  4. Death challenges and with no shadow of faltering, but perhaps with a smile, the challenge is accepted, and the lad goes under. – Over the Top With the Third Australian Division by G. P. Cuttriss
  5. I was witness at Wagram of an act which furnished a fine illustration of the Emperor's kindness of heart and consideration for others, of which I have already given several instances; for, although in the one I shall now relate, he was forced to refuse an act of clemency, his very refusal challenges admiration as an exhibition of the generosity and greatness of his soul. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  6. But not in Spanish but in French are the challenges given; the town is in the hands of the French; it is under martial law. – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  7. Indeed to read the same writer's account, for instance, of Ralegh's adventures with the Irish chieftains, his challenges and single combats, his escapes at fords and woods, is like reading bits of the Faery Queen in prose. – Spenser (English Men of Letters Series) by R. W. Church
  8. The brave steed, leaping lightly, 'Neath his double burden sprightly, Challenges with scornful note, Every horse in Pharaoh's boat. – Fringilla: Some Tales In Verse by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  9. The results were submitted to the representatives of the nation in July, 1861. No shorter, more decisive, or more triumphant answer could have been given to the sarcasms and challenges of the old Protestant party." – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  10. From this point to the close of the entertainment the vigorous person in question did not cease from raising cries and challenges in an unfaltering and many- fathomed stream, while at the same time he continued to spring from one extremity of the stage to the other surrounded by every external attribute of an insatiable tiger- like rage. – The Mirror of Kong Ho by Ernest Bramah
  11. He heard no more the sentry challenges nor sensed the menace in every slightest sound of the dark night outside. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  12. 2. Accept all the challenges of the law, let it enter till your mouth be stopped. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  13. All the five hundred prove at the most is that human nature can get on with religion, but the one case proves that human nature can get on without it, and that challenges the whole religious position. – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  14. It is the absolute helplessness of the human infant which challenges the maternal instinct to rush to his rescue, lest he should die at once. – Education in The Home, The Kindergarten, and The Primary School by Elizabeth P. Peabody
  15. This young man heads an organization of night- riders- and challenges Towers. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  16. It was here that I heard of the brag of the Marechal de Villeroy concerning the struggle he had had with Dubois, and of the challenges and insults he had uttered with a confidence which rendered his arrest more and more necessary. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  17. No man opens his ware with greater seriousness, or challenges your judgment more in the operation. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  18. At once he challenges him and they arrange to have a duel in a grove near the town. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  19. When ye see the broken covenant, ye fall upon doing something, to mend your faults, with some good turns, and some will make a few good works answer all the challenges of sin. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  20. Talk it over with May and- you see that Gulmore challenges you to prove the corruption or else withdraw the imputation? – Gulmore, The Boss by Frank Harris