Usage examples for contests

  1. Several years after the contests of parties had ceased, the people were amused, and in a degree warmed with them. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. Such a rugged schooling in Ireland made of them a very aggressive, hardy people, Protestants of the Protestants, so accustomed to contests and warfare that they accepted it as the natural state of man. – The Quaker Colonies A Chronicle of the Proprietors of the Delaware, Volume 8 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Sydney G. Fisher
  3. Silva declares that if Miss Vaughan contests the will, he will not defend it. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  4. Best of all was the opportunity of instruction and discipline which Mr. Webster gained by repeated contests with such a man. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  5. All contests being referred from the island to Great Britain- to a body not like the Irish influenced by prejudices and passions- Ireland would for the first time arrive at national union. – Irish Nationality by Alice Stopford Green
  6. But of the manifold contests between Frontenac and Duchesneau the most distinctive is that relating to the fur trade. – The Fighting Governor A Chronicle of Frontenac by Charles W. Colby Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton
  7. Come on to th' contests- Lanky's gone already. – Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20 by Clarence Edward Mulford
  8. In ancient, as occasionally also in modern times, the contests and interests of politics were the means of affording the highest intellectual stimulus of which they were capable to the large classes on whom literary influences act only indirectly. – The Roman Poets of the Republic by W. Y. Sellar
  9. By 1884 the day had passed when political contests could be won on Civil War issues. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  10. I say, then, that, according to all principles- the principles supported and acted upon by this country, in the case of the house of Braganza, and many other cases that I could mention- we ought to have avoided interference; and we ought to have avoided interference by armies more particularly, in the contests in Spain. – Maxims And Opinions Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Selected From His Writings And Speeches During A Public Life Of More Than Half A Century by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  11. This was Scarlatti, who afterward had with Handel, in Florence and Rome, friendly contests of skill, in which it seemed difficult to decide which was victor. – The Great German Composers by George T. Ferris
  12. To be sure the baseball and football teams played other schools, but nevertheless the contests which wrought the fellows up to the highest pitch of enthusiasm were those in which the Blue of Upper House and the Crimson of Lower met in battle. – The New Boy at Hilltop by Ralph Henry Barbour
  13. Their emancipation will sooner result from the mild and melting influence of Christianity than from the storms and contests of fiery controversy. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  14. In his subsequent life he delighted in debates, discussions, and mental contests. – The History of the Medical Department of Transylvania University by Robert Peter
  15. " If you will look at the contests throughout the world," said Sir Ferdinando, " you will generally find that the highest respect is paid to the greatest battalions." – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  16. Only those are engaged in these contests and the preparation for them whose muscular development is such as to suggest that they will help to win. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  17. There they would be welcomed by the brave warriors of a former day, and engage still in fierce contests with hostile tribes. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  18. Later, after the scalawags had for the most part left the radicals, there were contests among the carpetbaggers themselves for the control of the Negro vote and the distribution of spoils. – The Sequel of Appomattox A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States, Volume 32 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Walter Lynwood Fleming
  19. Mr. Harry found his new acquaintances ready to try him at all these sports and contests. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. I know a guy who can set it up and they can build it into one of the other costume contests. – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt