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  • "Herr Doktor," I called, feeling like someone in a mo vie.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Our kind host greeted them most warmly, and he and his officers vied with one another in doing us honour.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Barely listening to the music, she watched the frenzy of insects flitting around the light, vying to kill themselves.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Poor you, you have two cute girls vying for your love.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • The Vengeance and Jacques Three vied with each other in their fervent protestations that she was the most admirable and marvellous of witnesses.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Each man "seemed to vie with the other in pressing forward," Washington wrote.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • You know, les petites miseres de la vie humaine," he said, as it were apologizing to the princess.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Each one vied with the rest in saluting her as Madame la Baronne.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The nursery tale could not vie with Her in simplicity, the wisest theologians could not match Her in profundity.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • There was much pushing and shoving as the meerkats behind vied to reach the pond's edge.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • 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.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Indian paint-brush vied in its scarlet hue with the deep magenta of cactus.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • Inspired by Fred and George's example, a great number of students were now vying for the newly vacant positions of Troublemakers-in-Chief.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • I will be a shieldmaiden no longer, nor vie with the great Riders, nor take joy only in the songs of slaying.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • Rage and disgust fought in my throat, vying for the right to make me throw up.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • In both countries, political struggles accompanied independence, old and new elites vying for control of the state.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • "Anyway," Chaol added, jerking his chin at Dorian, "I think you have far more attractive suitors vying for your attention.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • In classic sniper style, Vie is reticent, unobtrusive.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • ] Out, thou chameleon harlot! now thine eyes Vie tears with the hyaena.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • A grim, deadly hate of Beasley vied with the tenderness and pity he felt for this distressed girl.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest

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