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Down the hill they thundered, over the brook and up to the scene of the contest.

And she came out of the contest weakened by each victory over her heart.

A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.

They entered into the contest, therefore, with their usual vigour, and their usual cruelty.

It must be a miserable imposture, indeed, that does not prevail in that contest.

Fortunately, perhaps, for Ferdinand and Spain, the contest did not last long.

But when Atalanta stood ready for the contest, he was amazed by her beauty.

If the North are overborne in this contest, they must and will submit.

He has not proved a courteous antagonist, for he has not stripped to the contest.

After the contest he is usually the first to congratulate the successful candidate.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from French contester "dispute, oppose," from Middle French, from Latin contestari (litem) "to call to witness, bring action," from com- "together" (see com-) + testari "to bear witness," from testis "a witness," (see testament). Calling witnesses as the first step in a legal combat. Related: Contestable; contested; contesting.

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