The contest and punishment of Marsyas were favourite subjects in Greek art, both painting and sculpture.
None of us would win a beauty contest, would we?
What is this, a contest between you guys?
The period from 1790 to 1835 was marked by a prolonged contest between the eastern and the western counties.
A contest awhile back called for people to speculate what would be the best device to hook up to the Internet.
Cynthia lost the staring contest and shuffled out of the room.
After a ferocious contest, the Danes were practically annihilated.
It was hard to say whether Alex was withholding facts so she couldn't contest his decisions or it simply didn't concern her.
A sham contest was changed into a fatal fray by the treachery of Ishbaal's men; and in the battle which ensued Abner was not only defeated, but, by slaying Asahel, drew upon himself a bloodfeud with Joab.
I told her fine and considered informing her Molly knew about the contest entry.
Porus was prepared to contest the passage of the Hydaspes with all his strength.
The contest being carried on by warfare, it followed that these captains in the burghs were chosen on account of military skill; and, since the nobles were men of arms by profession, members of ancient houses took the lead again in towns where they had been absorbed into the bourgeoisie.
The fact that a voluntary society with limited funds must contest the illegal decisions of local councils, without government support, seems likely to render this portion of the act of 1908 a dead letter.
Into these regions descended Hibil the brilliant, in the power of Mana rabba, just as in the Manichaean mythology the "primal man," armed with the elements of the king of light, descends to a contest with the primal devil.
She persisted, and a contest of wills followed.
According to the lawyer, Lori could contest the will — which would be expensive and straining on everyone.
I don't always agree with his views on how to raise children either, but we don't contest each other in front of the children.
When the convention met and the balloting began, the contest along these factional lines started in earnest.
He maintained close relations with Poland because of the Turkish advance and the Polish contest with the Teutonic Knights.
Later on he attempted to influence the Prussian Northern Union in the direction of the national policy, and he took part in the sessions of the Erfurt parliament; but, soon realizing the hopelessness of any good results from the vacillating policy of Prussia, he retired from the contest, and, as a major in the service of the SchleswigHolstein government, took part in the Danish War of 1850.
Friction was increased by a contest between Gilbert Tennent and his friends, who favoured Whitefield and his revival measures, and Robert Cross (1689-1766), pastor at Jamaica in 1723-1758, and his friends.
From 1816, however, the independence of the Argentine Republic was assured, and success attended the South Americans in their contest with the royal armies.
The contest lasted with varying success for more than a year, but finally Lopez Jordan was completely defeated and driven into exile.
Again, in the composite story of Korah's revolt, one version reflects a contest between Aaronites and the other Levites who claimed the priesthood (Num.
But so great was his popularity that the court was decidedly worsted in the contest, and the emperor's authority maLerially shaken.
The communes, no less than the popes, felt that they must prepare themselves for contest to the death with a power which threatened their existence.
On the 23rd of June La Marmora crossed Minclo, and on the 24th a battle was fought at Custozza, ler circumstances highly disadvantageous to the Italians, ich after a stubborn contest ended in a crushing Austrian tory.
64) explains it as a contest of the physical powers of nature, and the mythical expression of the terrible effects of swollen waters.
Douglas, in their contest for the United States senatorship, was held at Ottawa.
The contest between Theseus and the Minotaur was frequently represented in Greek art.
He at last abandoned the contest which had distracted Europe.
The contest between the royal power and that of the Sicilian estates threatened to bring matters to a deadlock, until in 1812, under the impulse of Lord William Bentinck, a constitution modelled largely on that of England was passed by the estates.
Locating us wasn't as a result of Julie's contest entry or from the break in of her apartment.
If you were in a beauty contest with Shipton, it wouldn't be you taking home the medals.
Marsyas found it, and having acquired great skill in playing it, challenged Apollo to a contest with his lyre.
As far as the other colonies were concerned, it was evident that the bill was safe, and public attention throughout Australia was fixed on New South Wales, where a fierce political contest was raging, which it was recognized would decide the fate of the measure for the time being.
The Spanish and English settlers remained in ignorance, real or assumed, of each other's presence until 1769-1770, when Byron's action was nearly the cause of a war between England and Spain, both countries having armed fleets to contest the barren sovereignty.
The last exilarch of importance was David, son of Zakkai, whose contest with Seadiah had momentous consequences.
This determination closes the first chapter of his life; the second, from 1304 to 1314, is occupied by his contest for the kingdom, which was really won at Bannockburn, though disputed until the treaty of Northampton in 1328; the last, from 1314 to his death in 1329, was the period of the establishment of his government and dynasty by an administration as skilful as his generalship. It is to the second of these that historians, attracted by its brilliancy even amongst the many romances of history and its importance to Scottish history, have directed most of their attention, and it is during it that his personal character, tried by adversity and prosperity, gradually unfolds itself.
Despite his seniority in rank Bagration, in this contest of magnanimity, took his orders from Barclay, but, having submitted, agreed with him less than ever.
This Bryce guy was probably the one who got a hold of the contest letter from Julie and broke into her apartment.
I agreed with my wife but pointed out even though Bryce had tracked us down, I couldn't think of any other slip ups besides Julie's contest that would point to us.
A voice announced that the next dance would be a contest – the Cha Cha.
If I don't care which route I use and he does, why should I contest him?
By noon it would have been a close contest to say who was the crankiest person in the house.
Felipa looked doubtful, but she didn't contest him.
It was a young man's—or woman's—game, although Dean doubted he'd have joined the contest, at least not willingly, even in his careless years.
After nine years spent at Laleham he was induced to offer himself as a candidate for the vacant head-mastership of Rugby; and though he entered somewhat late upon the contest, and though none of the electors was personally known to him, he was elected in December 1827.
Alex didn't like any kind of discord, which generally meant that she shouldn't contest anything he said or did.
After telling me the contest was over, something I'd just told her, she reluctantly transferred me to Irv Goldman who was in charge of the contest while it was running.
While Dean enjoyed the spectacle of the exciting contest, he harbored no envy toward its participants.
But if you didn't agree, why didn't you contest it at the time?
In 1796, on the refusal of Washington to accept another election, Adams was chosen president, defeating Thomas Jefferson; though Alexander Hamilton and other Federalists had asked that an equal vote should be cast for Adams and Thomas Pinckney, the other Federalist in the contest, partly in order that Jefferson, who was elected vice-president, might be excluded altogether, and partly, it seems, in the hope that Pinckney should in fact receive more votes than Adams, and thus, in accordance with the system then obtaining, be elected president, though he was intended for the second place on the Federalist ticket.
But the two generals were equally averse to a contest a outrance, which could only end in civil war.
The only thing she might be able to contest was the will.
Hibil's contest with darkness has its prototype in Marduk's battle with chaos, the dragon Tiamat, which (another striking parallel) partially swallows Marduk, just as is related of Hibil and the Manichaean primal man.
During the bitter contest for the governorship in 1900 between William Goebel (Democrat) and William S.
In the contest for liberty which began in 1796 and closed with annexation to Piedmont in 1859, Reggio took vigorous part.
Gregory had passed before her from the scene of his contest, an exile at Salerno, whither Robert Guiscard carried him in 1084 from the anarchy of rebellious Rome.