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Contending for a title or championship
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“I guess this all goes back to the idea of the artists' dole helping up-and-comers build a base to contend for more serious arts funding.”
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Present participle for to assert something as a position in an argument
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“He wants to contend that because that was again an argument not put to the Court of Appeal or to the judge.”
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Present participle for give assurance
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Present participle for to engage in competition to attain a position or prize
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Present participle for to make a concerted effort towards achieving a result
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Present participle for to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level
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Present participle for to apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
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Present participle for to enter or participate in a contest, usually as a political candidate
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Present participle for to offer for discussion or debate
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Present participle for to be able to match or compete with (a competitor, opponent or peer)
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Present participle for hold and state as one's opinion
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(with object) Present participle for to say something in order to convey information or to express a feeling
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Present participle for to analyze or argue against a claim or piece of information
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In the position of a rival or opponent
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Engaged in war
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Of, pertaining to, or caused by factions
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The conduct of a lawsuit
“In various jurisdictions the law has grappled with these contending policy considerations using a variety of legal tools.”
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