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Sample sentences for the GRE study word contest

contest can be used as a verb
contest can be used as a noun

1."Does anyone contest your right. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2.tumultuous now the contest rages. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
3.In sharp contest of Battel found no aid. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
4.And of thir vain contest appeer'd no end. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
5.I thus contest then should have been refus. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
6.Victor though brutish that contest and foule. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
7.I would sing your contest for the th Presidentiad. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
8.It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
9.I did not care, however, to contest the point with him. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
10.In foreign contests and domestic rage. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
11.The winners in the various contests of the day would be pitted against each other until only two remained alive the victor in the last encounter being set free, whether animal or man. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
12.The grand-stands, bleachers and touring cars at these contests contained a generous number of fat people, but their conversation indicated that they were present more from personal interest in some contestant than in the game itself. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
13.Their contests are symbolical of the world-wide struggle between virtue and faith on the one hand, and sin and heresy on the other. - from English Literature by William J. Long
14.My late experiences at home had already taught me the advantage and utility of a quiet night's rest after frequent contests in the fields of Venus and Juno. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous
15.We then purified ourselves--a basin with water was kept in a small cupboard purposely for such occasion, for I afterwards learned the place had been the scene of innumerable contests of the same kind with aunt and other boys. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous

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