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noun as in short list

Strongest match

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The House of Representatives is bursting to the rafters with contenders for the title.

Memo to all Republican contenders: The GOP is now the home of white working- and middle-class voters.

When they campaign, these contenders try to seem as normal as possible, and as extraordinary as possible, all at the same time.

They will meet and question all the candidates, including Republican contenders.

It only makes sense, then, that 2016 contenders should try to repeat the phenomenon.

These eternal contenders “are the original patrons of play, and their games are the games now played by men.”

Soon Zerexi lay quiet, and a violet beam of light flared from a torch at the ringside, bathing both contenders.

The boy mentally voiced this query over and over again as he flew around in a sweeping circle, keeping far above the contenders.

Eight other horses were entered, but the general opinion seemed to be that there were only two contenders.

Each of these contenders was able to advance a reasonable claim.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contenders, such as: waiting list, and shortlist.

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