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vie
used in War and Peace

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Definition
compete for something
  • 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.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (42% in)
  • 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.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (48% in)
  • 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.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (20% in)

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