contend for

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References in classic literature ?
We suitors shall have to contend for it with might and main, for we shall find it no light matter to string such a bow as this is.
Granada Hills, led by freshman Alyson Golditch, and Chatsworth could contend for the City team title, while Hwang tries to follow her sister, Min Hee, as City individual champ.