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contend
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The Merchant of Venice
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  • Like one of two contending in a prize, That thinks he hath done well in people’s eyes, Hearing applause and universal shout, Giddy in spirit, still gazing in a doubt Whether those peals of praise be his or no; So, thrice-fair lady, stand I, even so, As doubtful whether what I see be true, Until confirm’d, sign’d, ratified by you.

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to claim that something is true
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to struggle
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to compete
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