verbal contest

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WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (KUNA) -- With businessman Donald Trump remaining atop Republican presidential polls, and even gaining ground since the first debate last month, the second verbal contest taking place on Wednesday night has more urgency for those challenging the New York real estate mogul.
To this pathetic verbal contest, Capriles added another, no less pathetic, response when he used the words of Guillermo Cochez, a far-right former Panamanian ambassador to the OAS, who showed what he claimed were Colombian identification documents to "demonstrate that Maduro is not Venezuelan and, therefore, cannot be president" of Venezuela.
In Perth, Pietersen targeted firebrand bowler Peter Siddle to try to get into a verbal contest.
In Perth, Pietersen targeted firebrand bowler Peter Siddle to try and get into a verbal contest, but the Aussies are on to his tactics and will try to be quiet when he walks out.
The verbal contest continued until the batsman was out in the first over of the following morning four short of his century.
3) The book Amalia holds and has been reading, one of those "Tales of the Greeks"--in translation, as she emphasizes--becomes the focal point of a verbal contest between the two.
He was immediately released into the custody of relatives in Miami--and just as quickly embraced as a pawn in the poisonous verbal contest between Fidel Castro's regime and its opponents in exile.
The material from which Stein begins is a very interesting verbal contest between the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon, which is elaborated in the Midrash on the Book of Proverbs.
WASHINGTON -- With businessman Donald Trump remaining atop Republican presidential polls, and even gaining ground since the first debate last month, the second verbal contest takes place on Wednesday night has more urgency for those challenging the New York real estate mogul.
Now it was Stewart's turn to cop it but, while the England captain could only fend away without complaint with his bat, he was drawn into a verbal contest wi th Kaluwitherana who, so it seemed, was accused of over enthusiastic appealing.
The editor draws attention to the failure of these verbal contests to effect resolution, and to the disturbing notes that sound in the messenger-speech and the ensuing exchange and that color the otherwise heroic scene of Athenian victory.
I've played against Australia I don't know how many Test matches - and believe me, the first time I played and the second time I came out here, the likes of Warne, McGrath etc, there were some pretty big verbal contests," he said.