competing; contending: All vying swimmers come to the judge's desk.
present participle of vie.
- vy·ing·ly, adverb
- un·vy·ing, adjective
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How to use vying in a sentence
But this year, instead of simply voting against Boehner on Tuesday, at least two members of the group are vying to replace him.
Some are hung by individuals who are vying for membership within the Chinese Communist Party.Chinese Tourists Are Taking Hong Kong Protest Selfies | Brendon Hong | October 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to media reports, Amazon, 21st Century Fox, Hearst, and Condé Nast are all vying to acquire StyleHaul.Inside StyleHaul, the Largest Fashion Network on YouTube You’ve Never Heard Of | Lizzie Crocker | August 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Total Slaughter is only one of several battle rap leagues vying for national prominence.
A modern-day King Lear story finds the three daughters of a powerful lobsterman vying for his affection.
Never had the emir been more darkly handsome; his eye flashed with fire out-vying the blaze of the great gems at his girdle.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
With a roar he made off, swaying between incredulity and rage, contempt vying with derisive laughter.Max Fargus | Owen Johnson
That everybody was vying with everybody else in making love to him he could not help observing.John Greenleaf Whittier | W. Sloane Kennedy
They seemed to be vying with each other, the heartless brutes, as to which could shriek the loudest under a girl's light foot.The Heather-Moon | C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
At one time it was one of the finest interiors in Paris, the royal painters and artists vying with each other in its adornment.Paris: With Pen and Pencil | David W. Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for vying
the present participle of vie
competing: two vying patriarchs
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