The western emporium known in the scriptures as Tarshish was probably situated in the south of Spain, possibly at Cadiz, although some writers contend that it was Carthage in North Africa.
But since ants are not persecuted by these two families of Hymenoptera, the greatest enemies spiders have to contend with, it is evident that mimicry of ants is of supreme advantage to spiders.
Nay more, the difficulties of all kinds against which Eugenius had to contend, the insurrection at Rome, which forced him to escape by the Tiber, lying in the bottom of a boat, left him at first little chance of resisting the enterprises of the council.
His successors possessed neither his political nor his military talents, and had to contend with more difficult circumstances.
I.; that the walls had been destroyed and the gates burnt down; that some external opposition (with which, however, Ezra did not have to contend) had been successful; that the main object of Ezra's mission was delayed for twelve years, and, finally, that only through Nehemiah's energy was the work of social and religious reorganization successful.
During many successive years he saw a great deal of hard service, and so constantly had he to contend, on his various expeditions, with adverse gales and dangerous storms, that he was nicknamed by the sailors, "Foul-weather Jack."
The industrial and financial corporations had grown so powerful as to venture to contend for the first place with the authority of the government itself.
This story may not be true (some contend that Sinope as the provenance of the statue originated in the hill of Sinopeion, i.e.
For the next three years Charles had to contend with rebellion after rebellion, and it was only after his great victory over all the elements of rapine and disorder at Rozgony (June 15,1312) that he was really master in his own land.
The papacy, however, encountered serious obstacles, at first at the very centre of the papal empire, at Rome, where the pope had to contend with the party of communal autonomy for ten years before being able to secure the mastery at Rome.
Till the last it was obliged to contend with the most formidable difficulties: yet it succeeded in effecting many notable reforms and in illuminating and crystallizing the distinctive doctrines of Catholicism.
Her foreign policy was as consistent as it could be considering the forces she had to contend against.
The new governor had great difficulties to contend with.
He had to contend against a strong peace party in Holland the Spaniards sheltered themselves under the English Downs by the side of an English squadron.
The system of having one canal overlapping another has one difficulty to contend with.
And when in the third book Priam asks Helen about the Greek captains, or when in the seventh book nine champions come forward to contend with Hector, the want of the greatest hero of all is sufficiently felt.
But I contend that only matters of degree separate it from the weightier matters we conventionally associate with wisdom.
Others contend, and feel they have science to support, that humans can live beyond five hundred.
Given that inequalities in income are likely to grow, how I can I contend that we will see an end of poverty?
First, I would contend that the size of this problem is substantially smaller than many people would guess.
I contend that it is.
The seventeenth-century Spanish writer Baltasar Gracián once offered this advice: "Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose."
I like to contend with wind and wave.
In voice-training I have still the same old difficulties to contend against; and the fulfilment of my wish to speak well seems O, so far away!