Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. contester, fr. L. contestari, to call to witness, contestari litem, to introduce a lawsuit by calling witnesses, to bring an action; con-, + testari, to be a witness, testic, witness. See Testify
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. contestāri, to call to witness—con, and testāri, to be a witness—testis, a witness.
In New York it was the occasion of riots, of mobs, and of violent contests.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
In New England as a whole, the contest is less in evidence.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
Fragments of shells, haversacks, knapsacks, and the like, told how hotly the ground had been contested on the previous day.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
McArthur drew his brigade back out of the contest, halted, and obtained ammunition and rations.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
Montcalm's force now advanced to the beach, and the contest waxed hotter.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
Next year not one-half the fields now whitened by the rich growth of cotton will be cultivated if this unhappy contest goes on.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The contests which arose from the discussion of religious ideas did not close with the sixteenth century.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
Henceforth the contest would be changed.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
The battle was hotly contested for more than an hour, and then the Tories retreated through the swamp.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
He loved power, both the contest for it and its exercise.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
The hag related then the sports
Of that eventful day,
When on the well contested field
Full fifteen thousand lay.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
Let wits contest,
And with their words and posies windows fill:
Lesse than the least
Of all thy mercies, is my posie still.
"The Posie" by George Herbert
There 's not a beauty
But for victory will endeavour
When among Rome's fairest daughters
Such a prize shall be contested.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Though secret lusts, with hid contest,
By heavy groans reveal'd,
And devil's rage; yet, do their best
Thy Husband keeps the field.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
"Here shall the bloody contest end,
Let peace o'erspread the land;
More homage than the conqueror's sword
CAN BEAUTY'S TEARS COMMAND!"
"Sir Raymond of the Castle" by Mary Darby Robinson
In music, in song, and in friendship,
In contests by night and by day,
By all who knew it was given to me
That I bore the branch away.
"A Connachtman" by Padraic Colum
On Tuesday, Oct 25, Toni Vanover, the branch manager/senior librarian of the Boca Grande Reference Room and Library, announced the winners of the 2011 Bookmark Design Contest.
Boca Grande students win in bookmark contest.
You can find the booklet at MADD.com along with a video contest to help raise awareness.
Download an entry form or see your local Borders store for specific contest entry details.
These are the finalists in the Boston Harbor Islands Alliance photo contest for 2012.
A majority of the Institute's bot contestants dodged Twitter's searchlights, and a recent estimate pegged more than 40 percent of Barack Obama's recent followers as fakes.
Tim Hwang works for the company that created the contest's bot -code.
The hotly-contested election for Selma's mayoral post hinged not on the number of polling places won by a particular candidate, but by the margin of victory in each of Selma's 17 precincts.
Baritone wins Met Opera's regional contest.
Man dies after eating roaches and worms in contest.
The contest was between G. Adolphus Rochester, a Confederate veteran and long-time resident of the city, and Araminta Scruggs, a widow who claimed Rochester had promised to marry her but backed out of the deal.
"I don't want America to think I wasn't ready," said 'Duets' contestant J Rome just before taking the stage with Jennifer Nettles for the first perform of tonight's live episode of the popular reality competition show.
Contest went to the dogs This month's photo contest, "Canine Capers " drew 15 contestants.
Three city commissioners face contested races declared, held, district, races, candidacy, position, house, mayor, incumbent, contested.
Both the Democrat and Republican ballots have contested races for township treasurer and four trustee seats, and Republicans also have a contested primary for township clerk.
To ﬁx notation, we use the word rating when we have a cardinal ranking, that is, not only do we have an ordering of the contestants, but also a measure of the intensities of the differences among them.
Ranking Participants in Tournaments by means of Rating Functions
In Section 6 we put rare kaon decays in the broader contest of ﬂavor physics.
Kaons: Review and Outlook
This argument has been contested by the authors of Ref. and the conﬂict remains to be settled.
Long range gravity tests and the Pioneer anomaly
Ives’ arguments were contested by later authors.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
Contact, W UMa, binaries earn ﬁrst prize in the “well, you can’t have formed that way” contest.
Astrophysics in 2006