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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vie v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vied p. pr. & vb. n. Vying ]
 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 Cannae's carnage vies.   --Byron.