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  • Barely listening to the music, she watched the frenzy of insects flitting around the light, vying to kill themselves.†   (source)
  • Five fortysomething women, all in capri pants, like they were rehearsing a dance show: two of them—slender and blond and tanned—vying for the lead, the others cheerfully resigned to second string.†   (source)
  • Money and favors were bartered as everyone vied for a time that suited them.†   (source)
  • In the morning, smoke vies with the shifting curtains of mist to hide the sky.†   (source)
  • Everyone was vying for a part.†   (source)
  • Besides the old-school country my buddy behind the wheel preferred, I listened to a bit of Toby Keith and Slipknot, country and heavy metal vying for attention.†   (source)
  • Yes, but so were many of the men who vied for her attention.†   (source)
  • The beanstalks twisted around the sapling teepees he'd built for them, and then they wavered higher and higher like ladies' voices in the choir, each one vying for the top.†   (source)
  • Rage and disgust fought in my throat, vying for the right to make me throw up.†   (source)
  • The undefeated Athens United Valiants, who had beaten the Fugees following Luma's arrest, were a shoo-in to win the division, but the Fugees and Lawrenceville were both among a cluster of teams with similar records and point totals that were vying for the remaining slots at the top of the rankings.†   (source)
  • Column space in most newspapers was extremely limited, and hundreds of columnists were vying for those few spots.†   (source)
  • During lunch, girls vied with one another to present her with imaginary trinkets and serve as her maiden-in-waiting.†   (source)
  • All five of the states that vied for the right to prosecute York and Latham endorse judicial homicide: Florida (electrocution),Tennessee (electrocution), Illinois (electrocution), Kansas (hanging), and Colorado (lethal gas).†   (source)
  • Hunter's vying.†   (source)
  • Poor you, you have two cute girls vying for your love.†   (source)
  • There were too many things to be terrified of, a hundred horror scenarios all vying for attention in my brain.†   (source)
  • And every so often Annie would glance through into the living room and see Tom in his pale blue shirt, hunkered down among the kids, all of them vying for his attention.†   (source)
  • The Syrian brothers vied for her attention as she sang the heavy blues that Bailey and I almost understood.†   (source)
  • Fortunately, these did not include having to wait in lines or jostle among the many carriages and palanquins that vied for entrance to the upper halls.†   (source)
  • Here, horse-drawn wagons and pedestrians vied for space, but were at least moving along slowly.†   (source)
  • I had watched Mommy glow as she laughed, as Ron, Stan, and I vied for her attention.†   (source)
  • Each vied with the others for dominance, and all three contended endlessly with the Pureborn.†   (source)
  • We had wives, kids, girlfriends, ex-wives, and parents and siblings all vying for our time.†   (source)
  • We each vied for Baba's attention.†   (source)
  • After a few minutes of standing in the kitchen, vying for the title of most uncomfortable, she asked if anyone was home and if I wanted to go into my bedroom.†   (source)
  • The streets were crowded, automobiles and pedestrians vying for supremacy at every intersection, the red and green signals erratic and interminable.†   (source)
  • In both countries, political struggles accompanied independence, old and new elites vying for control of the state.†   (source)
  • In June, after being whipped by a total of more than twenty-five lengths in his previous three starts, Seabiscuit appeared at Massachusetts's Suffolk Downs to compete against a lowly field vying for a $700 winner's purse.†   (source)
  • A long list of qualities vied for our vote: industrious, adventurous, creative, smart, kind, playful, and so on.†   (source)
  • He had brought a big pink geranium in a clay pot, and though Mrs. Poole tried to take it from him, as did Mrs. Edith Turner, the two of them vying for control of the front door, he walked across the hall and into the living room and held it out to my mother.†   (source)
  • Still she was content, so sweet-natured that her two sisters and three brothers, who might have resented her, instead vied in their efforts to please.†   (source)
  • Poor child, he had even to suffer the behaviour of his elders, who stared-those who had not seen him before-and nudged each other and whispered and rustled, while those who had vied with each other to be the first to enlighten them.†   (source)
  • Then, becoming bolder, they ventured a little way in: to where sycamore vied with tulip-wood, and the cassias dug their quinine-producing roots deep into the fertile soil.†   (source)
  • All the patients who were not bedridden rushed in from the other rooms, hobbling noisily on crutches or running, or walking with canes, and shouted vying with each other: "Big news!†   (source)
  • Many foreign diplomats and most of the House of Representatives were among those vying for standing room.†   (source)
  • As Prim tucks me into bed, he hops up on my pillow, vying for her attention.†   (source)
  • In a strange way we seemed to be vying for the worst experience.†   (source)
  • Every second a greater relief vied with a greater disappointment inside me.†   (source)
  • She was the one torn between two men vying for her love.†   (source)
  • I had admired him for years because each term he and I vied for the best grades in our class.†   (source)
  • Two figures, pearly-white as ghosts, fluid as smoke, unfurled themselves from the fragments of broken glass upon the floor and each began to speak; their voices vied with each other, so that only fragments of what they were saying could be heard over Malfoy and Bellatrix's shouts.†   (source)
  • Sol farcast to New Earth and Renaissance Vector, to Fuji and TC2, to Deneb Drei and Deneb Vier, but everywhere the Shrike temples were closed to him.†   (source)
  • She was popular, the kind of girl who sat surrounded by friends at a table in the cafeteria while boys vied for her attention, and she was not only class president but a cheerleader as well.†   (source)
  • The new crop of sophomore girls fretted endlessly about what everyone else thought of them and how best to fit in as they vied for a higher place in the pecking order.†   (source)
  • It was the bazaar of bazaars, a dozen tongues and dialects vying for the ears and the eyes of the evershifting crowds.†   (source)
  • Homemade pickles and chow-chow, and baked country hams, aromatic with cloves and pineapples, vied for prominence.†   (source)
  • He took refuge in his Neighbourhood Association shelter and from there vied hard to get medical aid.†   (source)
  • For want of anything better to do, David looked on, vying silently with Mendel.†   (source)
  • The whole picture was so perfectly proportioned that the eye was entirely unhastened from one part to another; there was no vying or vanity, and even the summit of Karakal, peerless above the blue-tiled roofs, seemed to have surrendered within the framework of an exquisite artistry.†   (source)
  • In front of him, straddled two boys, vying with each other, each squirting urine as far ahead as he could.†   (source)
  • He vied with Pearce in his attention, and the two of them discomfited the others.†   (source)
  • A grim, deadly hate of Beasley vied with the tenderness and pity he felt for this distressed girl.†   (source)
  • Fear and anxiety vied with a happy masterfulness in his voice.†   (source)
  • Indian paint-brush vied in its scarlet hue with the deep magenta of cactus.†   (source)
  • Each man vied with the other in thrusting his head over his neighbor's shoulder.†   (source)
  • Each one vied with the rest in saluting her as Madame la Baronne.†   (source)
  • And everybody in Reims vied with his neighbor in going to see them.†   (source)
  • Each vied with the other in laying his claws upon him.†   (source)
  • The music had started up, and half a block away you could hear the dull "broom, broom" of a cello, with the squeaking of two fiddles which vied with each other in intricate and altitudinous gymnastics.†   (source)
  • The gray walls flashing by him, the whip of twigs, the rush of wind, the heavy, rapid pound of hoofs, the violent motion of his horse—these vied in sensation with the smart of sweat in his eyes, the rack of his wound, the cold, sick cramp in his stomach.†   (source)
  • Positioned between East and West, it will have to choose, will have consciously to decide, once and for all, between the two spheres vying for its heart.†   (source)
  • From then on old Bill and Florence vied with each other in calling Madeline's attention to many things along the way.†   (source)
  • Now and then the horses heaved heavily, but stood still; a dismal, dreary note of the wind in the pines vied with a hollow laugh of the brook.†   (source)
  • It not only emulated the form of the neighbouring church of the parish, but vied with it in antiquity.†   (source)
  • The Vengeance and Jacques Three vied with each other in their fervent protestations that she was the most admirable and marvellous of witnesses.†   (source)
  • He had his Musketeers therefore, as Louis XIII had his, and these two powerful rivals vied with each other in procuring, not only from all the provinces of France, but even from all foreign states, the most celebrated swordsmen.†   (source)
  • Suddenly the beast extended its arms, or rather legs, and inclosed him in a grasp that might have vied with the far-famed power of the "bear's hug" itself.†   (source)
  • Our kind host greeted them most warmly, and he and his officers vied with one another in doing us honour.†   (source)
  • Faster and faster, vying with one another, they moved at the double or at a trot, vanishing amid the clouds of dust they raised and making the air ring with a deafening roar of mingling shouts.†   (source)
  • Had there been a Papist among the crowd of Puritans, he might have seen in this beautiful woman, so picturesque in her attire and mien, and with the infant at her bosom, an object to remind him of the image of Divine Maternity, which so many illustrious painters have vied with one another to represent; something which should remind him, indeed, but only by contrast, of that sacred image of sinless motherhood, whose infant was to redeem the world.†   (source)
  • Our raft skirted the whole length of the fuci, three or four thousand feet long, undulating like vast serpents beyond the reach of sight; I found some amusement in tracing these endless waves, always thinking I should come to the end of them, and for hours my patience was vying with my surprise.†   (source)
  • This Cabuc, while making those who vied with him drunk seemed to be examining with a thoughtful air the large house at the extremity of the barricade, whose five stories commanded the whole street and faced the Rue Saint-Denis.†   (source)
  • They vied with each other in pressing as close as possible, in order to dash among the first, when it should open, into that opulent cathedral, a vast reservoir where the wealth of three centuries had been piled up.†   (source)
  • He was wholly absorbed in spurring on his bells, all six of which vied with each other in leaping and shaking their shining haunches, like a noisy team of Spanish mules, pricked on here and there by the apostrophes of the muleteer.†   (source)
  • Each man vied with his neighbor in pointing them out and naming them, in seeing who should recognize at least one of them: this one, the Bishop of Marseilles (Alaudet, if my memory serves me right);—this one, the primicier of Saint-Denis;—this one, Robert de Lespinasse, Abbé of Saint-Germain des Prés, that libertine brother of a mistress of Louis XI.†   (source)
  • The young man whose presence served to set in play all these feminine selfconceits, appeared to pay very little heed to the matter, and, while these pretty damsels were vying with one another to attract his attention, he seemed to be chiefly absorbed in polishing the buckle of his sword belt with his doeskin glove.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, in that throng, upon which the four allegories vied with each other in pouring out floods of metaphors, there was no ear more attentive, no heart that palpitated more, not an eye was more haggard, no neck more outstretched, than the eye, the ear, the neck, and the heart of the author, of the poet, of that brave Pierre Gringoire, who had not been able to resist, a moment before, the joy of telling his name to two pretty girls.†   (source)
  • No one vies in honor with him who holds authority from Zeus.†   (source)
  • But now they heard from Thoas, son of Andraimon, bravest of the Aitolians, a tough man at spear-throwing and in close combat, too; and few Akhaians bested him in assembly when the young vied in argument: "Bad luck," he cried, "this marvel that I see ahead: Hektor escaped from death, he's on his feet.†   (source)
  • What joy—
    my son and my grandson vying over courage!†   (source)
  • The giants were playing ball with the BFG, vying with each other to see who could throw him the highest.†   (source)
  • Once they'd vied at throwing the ball straight up,
    they tossed it back and forth in a blur of hands
    as they danced across the earth that feeds us all,
    while boys around the ring stamped out the beat
    and a splendid rhythmic drumming sound arose
    and good Odysseus looked at his host, exclaiming,
    "King Alcinous, shining among your island people,
    you boasted Phaeacia's dancers are the best—
    they prove your point—I watch and I'm amazed!"†   (source)
  • Dicers and thimbleriggers we hurried by after the hoofs, the vying caps and jackets and past the meatfaced woman, a butcher's dame, nuzzling thirstily her clove of orange.†   (source)
  • Had kind fate but willed her to be born a gentlewoman of high degree in her own right and had she only received the benefit of a good education Gerty MacDowell might easily have held her own beside any lady in the land and have seen herself exquisitely gowned with jewels on her brow and patrician suitors at her feet vying with one another to pay their devoirs to her.†   (source)
  • Why, then the maid is mine from all the world, By your firm promise; Gremio is out-vied.†   (source)
  • The Tuscan matrons with each other vied, To bless their rival sons with such a bride; But she disdains their love, to share with me The sylvan shades and vow'd virginity.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I could not hear what he set forth to them, but he had not staid there long with them, when each ran vying back within.†   (source)
  • This was indeed the great art of Sir George, and by which he accomplished the ruin of many, whom he afterwards laughed at as fools and coxcombs, for vying, as he called it, with a man of his fortune.†   (source)
  • But what made the best show in the field of the banquet was half a dozen botas of wine, for each of them produced his own from his alforjas; even the good Ricote, who from a Morisco had transformed himself into a German or Dutchman, took out his, which in size might have vied with the five others.†   (source)
  • the kindest Kate She hung about my neck, and kiss on kiss She vied so fast, protesting oath on oath, That in a twink she won me to her love.†   (source)
  • Their hair, that in its golden brightness vied with the beams of the sun itself, fell loose upon their shoulders and was crowned with garlands twined with green laurel and red everlasting; and their years to all appearance were not under fifteen nor above eighteen.†   (source)
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  • Vie got to sit in the cafeteria all afternoon and play games with erasers on our heads.†   (source)
  • Peter and I had a fight via video chat this morning (in case Josh has noticed I haven't left the house all weekend), and we broke up, and I'm devastated about the whole thing, because I've been in constant love with Peter Kavinsky since the seventh grade, but c'est la vie.†   (source)
  • Later that day, another tribute is killed in combat and a third gets eaten by a pack of those fluffy squirrels, leaving Haymitch and a girl from District 1 to vie for the crown.†   (source)
  • And when I told her, she just raised her painted-on eyebrows"she plucks hers all out and draws on new ones every day, which kind of defeats the purpose, if you ask me, but whatever"and went, "C'est la vie," which means "Well, that's life" in French.†   (source)
  • In classic sniper style, Vie is reticent, unobtrusive.†   (source)
  • Now their ultimate ambition was to be in close touch with the Gestapo, to be useful to Gestapo officers, parade down the street with them, show off their knowledge of the German language and vie with their masters in the harshness of their dealings with the Jewish population.†   (source)
  • "Herr Doktor," I called, feeling like someone in a mo vie.†   (source)
  • La Vie is a free period.†   (source)
  • But today he lingered, let Vie Irsik's sons come and leave, for the previous evening, a Friday the thirteenth, had been a tiring one, though in part exhilarating.†   (source)
  • But then, c'est la vie, fads come and go.†   (source)
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  • Some families would vie with one another for the most elegant floor designs, obtaining a roll of each color from the supply shed, cutting it into diamonds, squares, or triangles, shining it with heating oil, then leaving their doors open so that passers-by could admire the handiwork.†   (source)
  • But not all shall vie for this great honor.†   (source)
  • Each man "seemed to vie with the other in pressing forward," Washington wrote.†   (source)
  • The horses of the Nine cannot vie with him; tireless, swift as the flowing wind.†   (source)
  • No longer did they vie with each other to give her gifts.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Mompellion had told me once that the cross came from a time when the Christian faith was new to Britain and had to vie with the old ways of the standing stones and the bloody sacrifices.†   (source)
  • He took us there and gave me a copy of the book he'd written: Les quarante jeunes martyrs de Buta (Burundi 1997): Freres à la vie, à la mort ("The Forty Young Martyrs of Buta: Brothers in Life, in Death").†   (source)
  • C'est la vie.†   (source)
  • In squalid corridors crippled beggars vie with half-dressed prostitutes and drug peddlers in the eerie wash of naked bulbs that hang from exposed wires along the stone walls.†   (source)
  • Jadis, si je me souviens, bien, ma vie etait un festin ...He had come to Batavia, and had looked, incredulous, at the graves of his sons.†   (source)
  • type boat is out there," Vie says, "but they're turning away now."†   (source)
  • Vie fires several rounds, pops the clip out of his rifle, shoves in a new one.†   (source)
  • Vie fires three rounds in quick succession, and a fireball illuminates one whole side of the ship.†   (source)
  • Vie may safely be presumed to be carrying additional small concealed weapons.†   (source)
  • My team in La Vie actually won (no thanks to me), so Rashmi and I didn't have to go on Friday.†   (source)
  • Vie reads and rereads a soaked paperback novel that he had in the pocket of his MAFIA windbreaker when the Kowloon got blown out from under them.†   (source)
  • "They got Molotov cocktails," Vie says.†   (source)
  • Vie and Fisheye both hold their fire.†   (source)
  • And we like concrete-right, Vie?†   (source)
  • He is armed with a long, large-caliber rifle with a bulky mechanism mounted on its top, where a telescopic sight might be found if Vie were not at the leading edge of his profession.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, they've been nailed with a spotlight so big and powerful they can't look anywhere near it Then it's dark again, and a gunshot from Vie's rifle is seating and reverberating across the water.†   (source)
  • Fisheye uses Reason to hose down the area from which the Molotov was thrown, but now that the side of the boat is all lit up from the flames, they draw more small-arms fire, in that light, Hiro can see trickles of blood run-fling down from the area where Vie ensconced himself.†   (source)
  • Ordinarily, Mr. Clutter's mornings began at six-thirty; clanging milk pails and the whispery chatter of the boys who brought them, two sons of a hired man named Vie Irsik, usually roused him.†   (source)
  • The stagehands, the men who hauled the smaller items on and off the auctioneer's podium, were Paul Helm, Vie Irsik, and Alfred Stoecklein, each of them an old, still-faithful employee of the late Herbert W. Clutter.†   (source)
  • I also tell Bridge about the mysterious Life class, La Vie, because she and I spent the entire summer speculating.†   (source)
  • Senior English, calculus, beginning French, physics, European history, and something dubiously called "La Vie."†   (source)
  • Holcomb is twelve miles east of the mountain time-zone border, a circumstance that causes some grumbling, for it means that at seven in the morning, and in winter at eight or after, the sky is still dark and the stars, if any, are still shining-as they were when the two sons of Vie Irsik arrived to do their Sunday-morning chores.†   (source)
  • We're waiting for La Vie to begin.†   (source)
  • I will be a shieldmaiden no longer, nor vie with the great Riders, nor take joy only in the songs of slaying.†   (source)
  • Jadis, si je me souviens bien, ma vie etait un festin où s'ouvraient tous les coeurs, où tous les vins coulaient.†   (source)
  • C'est la vie.†   (source)
  • C'est la vie.†   (source)
  • Condition de vie.†   (source)
  • C'est la vie, he thought.†   (source)
  • Life and wife, Vie and Mari.†   (source)
  • "Gott sei donk, id's nod mine Elix—" Khir-r-r-r-f. S-s-s-s. Sit im helfin vie a toitin bankis.†   (source)
  • But she could be singular too, when she'd swagger or boast or vie against other women; or fish compliments, or force me to admire her hair or skin, which I didn't have to be forced to do.†   (source)
  • ...I copied it from an'outfit Vie Mature wore in a Foreign Legion picture, and I looked better in it than he did, and almost as good in it as you do, ha, ha.... Aunt Nonnie [who has entered at the right]: Chance.†   (source)
  • 'Quelle belle vie!' he murmured.†   (source)
  • The nursery tale could not vie with Her in simplicity, the wisest theologians could not match Her in profundity.†   (source)
  • Father Vaillant wrote to his sister Philomène, in France, that the temper of his parish was like that of a boys' school; under one master the lads try to excel one another in mischief and disobedience, under another they vie with each other in acts of loyalty.†   (source)
  • Encore vingt ou trente ans de cette vie-ci, et puis nous songerons a nous.†   (source)
  • They were at the Renan Vie de Jesus stage.†   (source)
  • They might have stepped out of the Vie de Boheme.'†   (source)
  • One day Miss Wilkinson gave Philip La Vie de Boheme.†   (source)
  • La Vie de Boheme had made a deep impression on him.†   (source)
  • Surely, Axel, it may vie in size with the Mediterranean itself.†   (source)
  • I think they call you sometimes by a name which would insinuate all this: Eau-de-vie, is it not?†   (source)
  • Besides, among seamen, Eau always means brandy; and Eau-de-vie, brandy of a high proof.†   (source)
  • And how the devil do they make water out of Eau-in-deuce, when it means brandy in Eau-de-vie?†   (source)
  • It was Renan's Vie de Jesus.†   (source)
  • in restraining—I reflected that already the Ponte Vecchio was heaped high with an abundance of hyacinths and anemones, and that the spring sunshine was already tinging the waves of the Grand Canal with so dusky an azure, with emeralds so splendid that when they washed and were broken against the foot of one of Titian's paintings they could vie with it in the richness of their colouring.†   (source)
  • I giggle with the most revolting salaciousness over La Vie Parisienne, when I get hold of one in Chicago, yet I shouldn't even try to hold your hand.†   (source)
  • He persuaded one without any further demonstration that his approval was eminently worth having, and resuming his hardly interrupted immobility, he went on to inform me that, being under orders to make the best of their way to Toulon, they left in two hours' time, "so that (de sorte que) there are many things in this incident of my life (dans cet episode de ma vie) which have remained obscure."†   (source)
  • Jamais de la vie!†   (source)
  • To Philip it seemed crude and stupid; the naive obscenity, c'est la vie, mon cher, c'est la vie, he cried, the naive obscenity served only to emphasise the conventionality of the anecdote.†   (source)
  • You know, les petites miseres de la vie humaine," he said, as it were apologizing to the princess.†   (source)
  • Thither I soon went; the uncalculating vanity of my parents furnishing me with an outfit and annual establishment, which would enable me to indulge at will in the luxury already so dear to my heart,—to vie in profuseness of expenditure with the haughtiest heirs of the wealthiest earldoms in Great Britain.†   (source)
  • The worship they pay the senses is a gorgeous one; and they seem to vie with each other in the art of degrading their own natures.†   (source)
  • My hat (which had served me for a night-cap, too) was so crushed and bent, that no old battered handleless saucepan on a dunghill need have been ashamed to vie with it.†   (source)
  • Helene's box was filled and surrounded from the stalls by the most distinguished and intellectual men, who seemed to vie with one another in their wish to let everyone see that they knew her.†   (source)
  • These:— Vous rappelez-vous notre douce vie, Lorsque nous etions si jeunes tous deux, Et que nous n'avions au coeur d'autre envie Que d'etre bien mis et d'etre amoureux, Lorsqu'en ajoutant votre age a mon age, Nous ne comptions pas a deux quarante ans, Et que, dans notre humble et petit menage, Tout, meme l'hiver, nous etait printemps?†   (source)
  • You have been an improver yourself, and from what I hear of Everingham, it may vie with any place in England.†   (source)
  • About two-thirds of the way along the Faubourg Saint-Honore, and in the rear of one of the most imposing mansions in this rich neighborhood, where the various houses vie with each other for elegance of design and magnificence of construction, extended a large garden, where the wide-spreading chestnut-trees raised their heads high above the walls in a solid rampart, and with the coming of every spring scattered a shower of delicate pink and white blossoms into the large stone vases that stood upon the two square pilasters of a curiously wrought iron gate, that dated from the time of Louis XII.†   (source)
  • Ne sachant pas le mal, elle faisait le bien; Des richesses du coeur elle me fit l'aumone, Et tout en ecoutant comme le coeur se donne, Sans oser y penser je lui donnai le mien; Elle emporta ma vie, et n'en sut jamais rien.†   (source)
  • The festival, the ambassadors, Coppenole, the Pope of the Fools, are in all mouths; they vie with each other, each trying to criticise it best and laugh the most.†   (source)
  • Ivanhoe crossed himself, repeating prayers in Saxon, Latin, or Norman-French, as they occurred to his memory, while Richard alternately said, "Benedicite", and swore, "Mort de ma vie!"†   (source)
  • Everything laughs, and shines and plays around it, like it, even the breath of air and the ray of sun which vie with each other in disporting among the silky ringlets of its hair.†   (source)
  • Le coeur se sature d'amour comme d'un sel divin qui le conserve; de la l'incorruptible adherence de ceux qui se sont aimes des l'aube de la vie, et la fraicheur des vielles amours prolonges.†   (source)
  • There were a great many ladies and some of Nicholas' Moscow acquaintances, but there were no men who could at all vie with the cavalier of St. George, the hussar remount officer, the good-natured and well-bred Count Rostov.†   (source)
  • Vos galeriens me paraissent une societe d'honnetes gens qui se sont retires du monde pour mener une vie douce.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless his master is a good youth—ay, and I am well pleased that he hath gained shekels of gold and shekels of silver, even by the speed of his horse and by the strength of his lance, which, like that of Goliath the Philistine, might vie with a weaver's beam.†   (source)
  • On a chasse et banni toute une grand rue, et defendu de les recueillir sous peine de la vie; de sorte qu'on voyait tous ces miserables, veillards, femmes accouchees, enfans, errer en pleurs au sortir de cette ville sans savoir ou aller.†   (source)
  • better than Dr Dryasdust, that to those deeply read in antiquity, hints concerning the private life of our ancestors lie scattered through the pages of our various historians, bearing, indeed, a slender proportion to the other matters of which they treat, but still, when collected together, sufficient to throw considerable light upon the "vie prive" of our forefathers; indeed, I am convinced, that however I myself may fail in the ensuing attempt, yet, with more labour in collecting, or more skill in using, the materials within his reach, illustrated as they have been by the labours of Dr Henry, of the late Mr Strutt, and, above all, of Mr Sharon Turner, an abler hand would have bee†   (source)
  • Eau-douce or Eau-de-vie, he is a brave, true-hearted youth, and I always sleep as soundly when he is on the watch as if I was up and stirring myself; ay, and for that matter, sounder too.†   (source)
  • Enough of this, this craze to vie with gods!†   (source)
  • Then eels and fish, in backwaters, in currents, wriggled here and there at the scalding breath of torrid blasts from the great smith, Hephaistos, and dried away by them, the river cried: "Hephaistos, not one god can vie with you!†   (source)
  • But I'd never vie with the men of days gone by,
    not Heracles, not Eurytus of Oechalia—archers
    who rivaled immortal powers with their bows.†   (source)
  • But he must send me La Vie de Jesus by M. Leo Taxil.†   (source)
  • The gombeenwoman Eliza Tudor had underlinen enough to vie with her of Sheba.†   (source)
  • "In wealth, wisdom and strict economy," he said, "none of the other living languages can vie with it."†   (source)
  • now thine eyes Vie tears with the hyaena.†   (source)
  • Fresh gales arise; with equal strokes they vie, And brush the buxom seas, and o'er the billows fly.†   (source)
  • Full of wonder at so strange a form of madness, they flocked to see it from a distance, and observed with what composure he sometimes paced up and down, or sometimes, leaning on his lance, gazed on his armour without taking his eyes off it for ever so long; and as the night closed in with a light from the moon so brilliant that it might vie with his that lent it, everything the novice knight did was plainly seen by all.†   (source)
  • But if there be, or ever were, one such, It's past the size of dreaming: nature wants stuff To vie strange forms with fancy: yet to imagine An Antony were nature's piece 'gainst fancy, Condemning shadows quite.†   (source)
  • They entered a very plain house, for the door was only of silver, and the ceilings were only of gold, but wrought in so elegant a taste as to vie with the richest.†   (source)
  • I will not vie* with no virginity.†   (source)
  • There can be no doubt that the continuance of the Union under an efficient government would put it in our power, at a period not very distant, to create a navy which, if it could not vie with those of the great maritime powers, would at least be of respectable weight if thrown into the scale of either of two contending parties.†   (source)
  • And this humour of ordering their gardens so well is not only kept up by the pleasure they find in it, but also by an emulation between the inhabitants of the several streets, who vie with each other.†   (source)
  • low birth, being now a thing of the past, has no existence; while the only thing that has any existence is what we see before us; and if this person whom fortune has raised from his original lowly state (these were the very words the padre used) to his present height of prosperity, be well bred, generous, courteous to all, without seeking to vie with those whose nobility is of ancient date, depend upon it, Teresa, no one will remember what he was, and everyone will respect what he is, except indeed the envious, from whom no fair fortune is safe.†   (source)
  • Trojans and Latians vie with like desires To make the field of battle shine with fires, And the promiscuous blaze to heav'n aspires.†   (source)
  • These holy rites perform'd, they took their way Where long extended plains of pleasure lay: The verdant fields with those of heav'n may vie, With ether vested, and a purple sky; The blissful seats of happy souls below.†   (source)
  • He also admired another that came in composed of fair young maidens, none of whom seemed to be under fourteen or over eighteen years of age, all clad in green stuff, with their locks partly braided, partly flowing loose, but all of such bright gold as to vie with the sunbeams, and over them they wore garlands of jessamine, roses, amaranth, and honeysuckle.†   (source)
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