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Sample sentences for the GRE study word contend

contend can be used as a verb

1.Hell-born, not to contend with Spirits of Heav'n. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.What I contend for is the authenticity of the outline. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
3.Crying, Leap from your seats and contend for your live. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
4.Even Achelous might contend in vain. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
5.As they contend with thee in courtesy. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
6."Well, you know what we have to contend against, but we too, are not without strength. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
7.That death and nature do contend about them. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
8.When dying clouds contend with growing light. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
9.And with the southern clouds contend in tears. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
10.Again 'tis just at morning--a heavy haze contends with daybreak. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
11.Grimwig contends that he was right in the main, and, in proof thereof, remarks that Oliver did not come back after all which always calls forth a laugh on his side, and increases his good humour. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
12.Hence, though he apparently fails of his immediate desire in each of these three orations, the principle for which he contends cannot fail. - from English Literature by William J. Long
13.Following the analogy of the other animals, he contends that all natural gifts are scattered about indifferently among both sexes, though there may be a superiority of degree on the part of the men. - from The Republic by Plato
14.In the first morality it is the eagle which, looking down upon a browsing lamb, contends that "eating lamb is good." In the second, the slave-morality, it is the lamb which, looking up from the sward, bleats dissentingly "Eating lamb is evil.. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

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