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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[ae]'s  carnage  vies. 
  --Byron. 




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