Definition: contending; CF. vie
Definition: contending; CF. vie
Sentences Containing 'vying'
My anxiety and distraction did not allow me to observe or notice particularly what she wore; I could only perceive the colours, which were crimson and white, and the glitter of the gems and jewels on her head dress and apparel, surpassed by the rare beauty of her lovely auburn hair that vying with the precious stones and the light of the four torches that stood in the hall shone with a brighter gleam than all.
The Guild was one of many competing teacher organizations vying to represent the city’s 44,000 teachers.
Turner, along with Mark Jackson and Los Angeles Lakers assistant Kurt Rambis, was one of three finalists vying for the job, but Rambis was the Wolves' ultimate choice.
Most of the firearms violence in Mexico is perpetrated by drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) who are vying for control of drug trafficking routes to the United States and engaging in turf battles for disputed distribution territories.
San Francisco was one of the cities vying to be the official United States bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Candidates from both the MDC and ZANU-PF and independents will compete for the five constituency seats available and winners will go on to represent the district in Zimbabwe's new House of Assembly Magogo Andrew (Independent), Mhere Edward (Zanu-PF), Chitando Jefferson (MDC Tsvangirai), Mukwazhe Munodei (ZDP), Mutume Mike (UPP) are vying for the Masvingo central seat, while in the north seat there is Mudenge Stan (Zanu-PF), Chidhodha Alois Makamure (UPP), Mutemere Wilstss (MDC Tsvangirai), Gobo Simbarashe (Independent) and to the south there is Chinoda Willington (Independent), Mzembi Walter (Zanu-PF), nad Matongo Lovemore (MDC Tsvangirai).
Sweeney was inspired by the Groundlings, and throughout the 1990s, a rivalry developed between ACME and the famous Groundlings, with both theaters vying for the best sketch comedians in Los Angeles.
Players include Alex Price, Ryan Warnock, Michael Cooley, Richard Veal, Ben Smith and Kieran Murray with the addition of a variety of trialists vying for a place within the academy.
She was quickly endorsed by the Town Committee which she chairs.She was vying to replace Republican Linda Cooper, who opted not to seek reelection after twelve years in office.
First-person shooter combat is also a popular gaming choice in Second Life, with many in-world military groups battling each other, vying for prestige.
The Scots enjoyed periodic success in the early days vying with Wales in the first decade of the 20th century.
In mid-June 2012, she was one of twelve Australian gymnasts vying to earn a final spot on the Olympic squad at a training session for the national team at the Australian Institute of Sport.
Each hour shows five actors vying for the opportunity to sign with Adam and Greg at the agency.
The winners of the latter would then compete for their respective division's championship, the West finalists competing for the newly created Clarence S. Campbell Bowl and the East finalists vying for the older Prince of Wales, and a berth in the Stanley Cup finals.
He shadows Earth Corps into the subterranean depths, where he targets his armour's power against Metlar, vying to leash the savage Inhumanoid with magnetic force to make him obey his command.
Power was exercised by the heads of a few regional dynasties vying against each other for supremacy over the whole island.
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pandemonium - wild tumult(commotion); wild noisy disorder; CF. Paradise Lost
languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
sturdy - strong and firm (in the body)
wanderlust - strong longing to travel
piquant - pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
retinue - following; attendants
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation