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vie
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

10 uses
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Definition
compete for something
  • Each man vied with the other in thrusting his head over his neighbor's shoulder.
    1.1.3 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 3 — Monsieur the Cardinal (31% in)
  • 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.
    1.1.2 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 2 — Pierre Gringoire (62% in)
  • 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.
    1.1.3 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 3 — Monsieur the Cardinal (57% in)
  • Each vied with the other in laying his claws upon him.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (30% in)
  • 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.
    1.6.2 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 2 — The Rat-Hole (11% in)
  • And everybody in Reims vied with his neighbor in going to see them.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (45% in)
  • 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.
    2.7.1 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 1 — The Danger of Confiding One's.... (16% in)
  • 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.
    2.7.3 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 3 — The Bells (78% in)
  • 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.
    2.8.5 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 5 — The Mother (16% in)
  • 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.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (58% in)

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