Ross vied for a monumental Joan Miro towering over five feet high but dropped out of the bidding.
She struggled with worldly woes, she vied with ever-greater risks in her work, but she trusted life: She lived in the attempt.
However, the oil spill, the Times Square bombing, the McChrystal firing, and the Blagojevich trial have all vied for his focus.
Now all was peace and reconciliation in the house, and they vied with one another in acts of friendliness.
They vied for my special favour; they could not make enough of me.
Smythe and Varney vied with each other after that in trying to make me comfortable.
On these occasions David vied with Tammas in facetiousness at his father's expense.
It is true there was scenery which for grandeur and beauty might have vied with the most vaunted spots on the island.
And everybody in Reims vied with his neighbor in going to see them.
For a time it vied with the muffled roar of their thundering exhaust; then it lost volume, faded, and was finally gone.