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Example sentences from the Web for contend
As southern California turns to desert western Canada could follow Oregon and Washington states as a contender in top class wines.
For better or worse, iRollup Friends seems to be the contender.
“This is like somewhere,” wrote one contender of the $100 OG strain.
“We are involved in a super PAC trying to help [Republican Senate contender] Dan Sullivan beat Mark Begich,” says Hackney.
This has threatened to prevent him from being taken seriously as a contender in the 2016 GOP primary.
He would never develop into such a contender; nor does one real-life fighter in fifty.Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories|Albert Payson Terhune
Henceforth, he could be only a looker on where he had so fondly figured himself as a contender.Bert Wilson on the Gridiron|J. W. Duffield
Now he realized that his tiny human force formed a third contender in this vast battle.The Cruise of the Dry Dock|T. S. Stribling
Always one contender driven to the wall, his cities turned to ashes, his lands laid waste.The Littlest Rebel|Edward Peple
As a servant of the State, as well as a contender for the people, he was close to the tangled heart of the intricate struggle.Mountain|Clement Wood