contesting

[ noun kon-test; verb kuhn-test ]SEE DEFINITION OF contesting
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTESTING

The track was now so dusty that it was difficult to see the contesting cars.

This was, on the other hand, an age of city-states, each one contesting for leadership.

Better give your path to a dog than to be bitten by him in contesting for the right.

Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right.

By contesting every foot of ground the enemy was checked till night.

But I thought they were contesting who should light the train, as if it matters who did it.

The two contesting parties presented a contrast which interested me.

Yard by yard the School-house have been driven back, contesting every inch of ground.

Her Uncle James is contesting the will and the estate is tied up and she can't get any of it.

He went over the possibilities of his contesting Mr. Samuel Million's will.

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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