Examples of contender in a Sentence
There are several contestants, but only two real contenders.
This latest defeat means that she's no longer a contender for the world title.
Recent Examples of contender from the Web
He is now coached by former world champion contender Peter Leko of Hungary.
Jimmie Johnson, who has won seven times at the track, was caught up in a seven-car wreck that also eliminated contenders Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski.
Kyrie Irving's knee injury drops them from list of true Eastern Conference contenders.
Read more: Monomoy Girl rolls in Ashland, looks to be key contender in 2018 Kentucky Oaks Flameaway, trained by Mark Casse, finished second and also will have a spot in the May 5 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
The 76ers were supposed to be growing into a playoff team, and taking the gradual steps all teams typically do up the NBA ladder - from cellar dweller to playoff team to, hopefully eventually, a championship contender.
Bolt d’Oro came off a far more rigid test against then-Derby contender McKenzie at the San Felipe Stakes on March 10.
Suarez believes his team will become contenders as the season wears on.
Investment-banking co-head Marcus Schenck, a 52-year-old German who for months has been considered an internal contender to one day become chief executive, has been in discussions to leave the lender as soon as next month, one of the people said.
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Definition of contender for English Language Learners
: a person who tries to win something in a contest; especially : a person who has a good chance of winning
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