Usage examples for vie

  1. The persons with whom I have had any correspondence, respecting literature, vie with each other in shewing me every mark of cordial hospitality; and those to whom I have been introduced, are by no means backward in friendly attention. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  2. At the present day, the comedians insist that it belongs to them alone to form rules on this point, and they now and then seem to vie with each other in despising those already established. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  3. Mr. Harrington, James, and even the lady, vie with each other in offering kindness to her. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  4. Of the wonderful power of the press we may talk- It never can vie with the blackboard and chalk. – 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by B. A. Hathaway
  5. You often hear of persons of no education, who have made great fortunes from a very low beginning, trying to vie with those born to rank and riches, and then they are laughed at as vulgar. – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  6. Both expressed great vexation at being away when I had called before, and seemed to vie with each other in being friendly. – "The Pomp of Yesterday" by Joseph Hocking
  7. " You and Wanda seem to vie with one another in attempting the most hazardous feats. – Under a Charm, Vol. II. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  8. In 1904 she published a novel, Le Choix de la Vie; it is full of the words " beauty" and " happiness." – Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck by Jethro Bithell
  9. La vie en Angleterre est comme un marais. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  10. The reproachful voice of the singer came no more from the house, but the piano ran on into " La Vie de Boheme," and out of that into something else, I did not know what, but it seemed to be music; at least it was musical enough to bring before me some memory of the faces of pretty girls I had danced with long ago in my dancing days, so that, what with the music, and the distant sea, and the soft air, so sparklingly full of moonshine, and the little dancing memories, I was floated off into a reverie that was like a prelude for the person who broke it. – The Guest of Quesnay by Booth Tarkington
  11. Hal- leek's order he instructed these women to vie with and exceed their respectable sisters in their manifestations of hostility to the Union cause and of devotion to the South. – The Struggle for Missouri by John McElroy
  12. The patricians, getting tired of an exclusiveness which seemed likely to exclude them from real power, condescended to vie with the plebeians as candidates for the office of Tribune. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  13. And if our chief happiness lies in gold, which can only minister to our animal wants, then the brutes can vie with us in all the solid enjoyments of life. – Twenty-Four Short Sermons On The Doctrine Of Universal Salvation by John Bovee Dods
  14. On such evenings lovers vie with one another in looking for the first star, but we were not lovers yet, and could see nothing save the ash, now become grey, and away to the north the faint yellow haze of the Bayswater Road. – The Debit Account by Oliver Onions
  15. " Good company- c'est la plupart de la vie," said Monsieur Vigo. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. No native temper could vie with my foreign mood. – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  17. So this carrying of the head of the club upwards and backwards seems to be a very simple matter, capable of explanation in a very few words; but, as every golfer of a month's experience knows, there is a long list of details to be attended to, which I have not yet named, each of which seems to vie with the others in its attempt to destroy the effectiveness of the drive. – The Complete Golfer [1905] by Harry Vardon
  18. In literary merit many of them vie with the best of his earlier songs; but the daring defiance of public opinion displayed in the choice of subject excluded all other criticism than that of indignation and rebuke. – Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  19. Its tenor we should not have understood, even had we heard his words distinctly; but it was replied to by the shouts and cries of the people below: then the drums set up a thundering rattle, and the blacks reiterating their shrieks and cries, men, women, and children began to dance round and round, throwing themselves into the wildest and most extravagant postures, all trying to vie one with the other who could leap, and kick, and twist their bodies and arms about in the most grotesque fashion. – Twice Lost by W.H.G. Kingston
  20. 1, 1864, entitled, La vie Anglaise, p. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh