compete for

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See: endeavor
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Cassandra has a following and seven cities compete for the honor of
and we must do so in a world in which we must compete for every opportunity.
In a few hours the examination would commence, and he was still in the dilemma between making the facts public and allowing the culprit to compete for the valuable scholarship.
He is a philanthropist," answered the other; "and no doubt his motive in visiting Paris is to compete for the Monthyon prize, given, as you are aware, to whoever shall be proved to have most materially advanced the interests of virtue and humanity.
Being in favor of letting the women compete for employment with the men, Sir Jervis was willing to try, what he calls, 'a female.
Provincial governor and high official send for him; all compete for the honour of his presence.
In that day it was the custom of men to compete for purses of money.
On Tuesday, a total of 927 will compete for 20 positions in Burgas.
Scheduled to compete for Canyons are: Lisa Andrade, Konrad Antoniuk, Asencio, Roxy Camuso, Michael Chiu, Colvin, Jordan Danny, Garcia, Chelsea Griffiths, Askhaun Hami, Maggie Hanson, Kasey Hartsock, Hwang, Hanna Kim, Rachael Krager, Ryan Kristensen, Livingstone, Lizette Patterson, Pedrini, Sarah Pino, Kaitlyn Salovich, Adriana Silva, Chris Weber and Justin Wellins.
Why not let Israeli and Palestinian national governments compete for the wallets, if not the hearts and minds, of Palestinian Quarter and downtown East Jerusalem residents?
The division between H and P was acrimonious and strained, and we are satisfied that P could have made a strong effort to compete for the 180 clients transferred to H.
Exhibit 2 above illustrates how a prospective CPA firm's owners might assess market attractiveness and ability to compete for each of four services.