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English Dictionary: Vied by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vie \Vie\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Vied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vying}.]
      [OE. vien, shortened fr. envien, OF. envier to invite, to
      challenge, a word used in gambling, L. invitare to invite; of
      uncertain origin. Cf. {Invite}, {Envie}.]
      1. To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of
            gleek. See {Revie}. [Obs.]
      2. To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous
            effort, as in a race, contest, or competition.
                     In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed
                     in such a way of life as . . . to vie with the best
                     of their family.                                 --Addison.
                     While Waterloo with Cann[91]'s carnage vies.
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