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  • n. Plural form of contestant.


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  • I laugh at the nickname contestants gave me, “Simon in a Skirt,” as I wonder if I would have stepped into that role without the internal angst created by an accident they knew nothing about.

    Live and Let Love

  • The other award I feel qualified to comment on since I read all the contestants is the Campbell, where for me the choice would be between Sarah Monette and Scott Lynch, since while I enjoyed to some extent Ms. Novik first book, the second and especially third stretched disbelief too much (battle of Jena with dragons - give me a break ...).

    2007 Hugo Nominations

  • "I didn't have far to run to fall on my face or to get on the stage and get into what they call contestants 'row," Muldoon pointed out. Stories

  • The main contestants had been Caesar and Pompey; Cleopatra's rivals overreached in their efforts to win Caesar's favor: They murdered Pompey the moment he arrived in Egypt in 48 B.C. as a refugee after a major defeat.

    In All Her Infinite Variety

  • The gulf between the contestants is too wide to expect agreement.

    Don't Expect a Breakthrough on Austerity at G-20 Summit

  • •Back on the musical front, you can be certain that at least one person has talent tonight on America's Got Talent (NBC, 9 ET/PT) — which, from judges to contestants, is hardly a weekly given.

    Critic's Corner Wednesday

  • The talent of these contestants is no where near the previous seasons.

    'Project Runway': Has the judging been too harsh this season? |

  • Stuart Fraser of Australia has sent the following set of photographs, brought back by his father, CQMS George McKenzie Fraser, 2/7 Inf.Bn. They appear to show a Boxing and Wrestling Tournament with contestants from the British and

    Stalag 18A

  • And since the primary goal of reality TV contestants is to maximize their time on TV, you have to wonder whether in this case, the loser isn't really the winner.

    Critic's Corner Monday

  • I sometime have to put on headphones because the stupidity of the contestants is grating.

    Non-Genre TV You Should Be Watching


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