verbal contest

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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.
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 poem is a verbal contest between unnamed antagonists, one who wants to kill herself, the other who wants to save her.
Bradstreet's treatment of this verbal contest validates the articulate, well-reasoned female while exposing the polemic of "power hierarchies between the sexes" (24).
The verbal contest continued until the batsman was out in the first over of the following morning four short of his century.
3) Despite the tenacity of the critical association between sixteenth-century tales and a historical realism, the symbolic character of this verbal contest defies such a straightforward reading.
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.
Early on, then, the reader's interest is aroused to learn how Lloyd will reconcile these two claims, both with each other and with the more usual understanding of an agon, that is, that one side in the verbal contest must win.