Definition of contest in English:
- Festivals are based on contests and events such as poetry readings, sports, and other activities.
- The technical events include quiz contests, an on-the-spot hardware design contest and a hardware debugging contest.
- Over 25 events, including contests, classes and fun games, will be held.
- It is also the outcome of the calculated political manipulation of the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.
- Watching the Conservative Party leadership contest, political neutrals are unsure whether to laugh or cry.
- Then, presidential candidates can't ignore the early political contests in New Hampshire and Iowa, or can they?
- Part B concentrates on such contests and disputes, exploring them more systematically than did the prior materials.
- I don't at this stage, and I never have thought, that it's constructive to characterise it as a conflict or a contest.
- The contest over tropes of traditional Africa and measures of authenticity in postcolonial arts and politics can be thought of in a similar manner.
- Twelve people are contesting eight positions on city council.
- In the post-modern world, preoccupied with contesting every perceived centre of power, the severest casualty has been our ability to judge between right and wrong, beautiful and ugly.
- It was representing Wolf hill as a delegate to the county board that he successfully contested the position of secretary.
- The party's general council decided following the last election they would contest the next poll as an independent party, a spokesperson said.
- Methodology was contested in the election of eight senators out of a total of 7,500 posts filled.
- After the Russian troops left Chechnya by 1997, he contested the presidential election there.
- So it contests the theory of evolution while also accommodating much of the theories?
- National threatens to dismantle workers rights to contest dismissal and also seek to reduce holiday entitlements.
- None of the allegations made by the former pupils were contested.
- The ‘cause’ of an individual's sexual orientation is one of the most hotly contested debates within the scientific community.
- Education and its reform were hotly contested topics of debate in Regency Spain.
- The directive, which is up for review at the close of 2002, will no doubt be a hotly contested debate.
- Of the approximately 77,000 defendants convicted on federal charges in 2001, 97 percent pleaded guilty or no contest.
- He pled no contest and will receive 18 months probation.
- This comes, of course, less than a month after Jenna pled no contest to alcohol possession, after she was picked up in sweep of nightclubs by the city police.
- In their first meeting Aug.28, 1998 in Las Vegas, the fight ended in the fourth round as a no contest when the referee the fighters from a clinch on the ropes.
- His last foray into the ring was in February when his fight with Raul was declared a no contest.
- The match was ruled no contest when Triple H ran in to help X-Pac.
- He threw in a few attention-seeking barbs, but as a popularity competition, it was no contest.
- There is absolutely no contest comparing the new soundtrack to the old.
- But a torch to compete with blazing headlights is no contest.
- contestability noun
- Example sentences
- Some were surprised to hear him enthusiastically espouse the private sector and contestability at the launch.
- To develop the discussion of natural monopoly and contestability, it is important to introduce three additional economic concepts: internal cross-subsidy, avoidable costs, and shared costs.
- And it has introduced real contestability of policy advice.
- Example sentences
- She says the assumptions of the rational actor model underlying classical contract theory are ‘arguably contestable.’
- At the same time, some feminists have sought to impose a particular social vision, even though their own views are highly controversial and contestable.
- Except that we received much more challenging and contestable papers that opened up the question of culture by showing it rather than saying it.
- Example sentences
- Here, the better-off agree to bear the burden of at least partly redressing what is widely, but contestably, called social injustice.
- They have an electoral mountain to climb - it would take two exceptional General Election results for them to reduce Labour's landslide to a contestably thin majority.
- "All we ask is to be left alone and do what we like on our own," Priestley said contestably but, given the times, forgivably.
- Example sentences
- That practice has stopped when parents / contesters decided to move courts.
- Contesting a patent creates many benefits, and the contester gets only a fraction of them.
- She suggests that sports ‘both objectify social divisions and nationalist sentiments and point to an alliance between contesters, a shared fanaticism’.
Late 16th century (as a verb in the sense 'swear to, attest'): from Latin contestari 'call upon to witness, initiate (by calling witnesses)', from con- 'together' + testare 'to witness'. The senses 'wrangle, struggle for' arose in the early 17th century, whence the current noun and verb senses.
Words that rhyme with contestabreast, arrest, attest, beau geste, behest, bequest, best, blessed, blest, breast, Brest, Bucharest, Budapest, celeste, chest, crest, digest, divest, guest, hest, infest, ingest, jest, lest, Midwest, molest, nest, northwest, pest, prestressed, protest, quest, rest, self-addressed, self-confessed, self-possessed, southwest, suggest, test, Trieste, unaddressed, unexpressed, unimpressed, unpressed, unstressed, vest, west, wrest, zest
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