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adjective as in athletic

adjective as in rival

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Running a hashtag contest on Instagram, asking intriguing questions by creating polls and quizzes are also great ways to create user-generated content.

The startup’s last application they shipped, “Finger on the App” launched a huge online contest that ended after multiple winners who spent several days with their finger sitting on their phone screen.

The uncertainty has delayed our own reader contest, but we should again thank everyone who sent us their picks.

It could be some time before the result of the close contest for the US presidency becomes clear.

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The change could diminish the role special interests, particularly the teachers union, play in those contests.

“The regime just decided to stop contesting parts of the country,” Holliday says.

While he is not contesting the Jan. 22 election, Olmert remains politically active.

Now, I begin with the states that are automatic Democratic states—states where neither candidate is even contesting matters.

Like Sarkozy, Hollande has been contesting elections since his 20s.

No one in Al Qaeda is publicly contesting his selection or denying his authority.

He looked up from his fish and replied, somewhat cuttingly, "By contesting a borough and getting elected."

Then silence fell upon the contesting hosts as the Angel of Mercy appeared before the throne of grace on bended knees.

Mr. Webster was one of their foremost opponents in this, contesting their right to do it under the Constitution.

At last in 1908 the time seemed to have come for contesting a parliamentary election.

Coligny's forces had lost the ground which they had been contesting inch by inch about a raised causeway.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contesting, such as: competitive, recreational, exercise-related, sporting, and team.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.