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Dictionary Meaning Of Vying



a. & n. from Vie.
W () the twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, is usually a
consonant, but sometimes it is a vowel, forming the second element of
certain diphthongs, as in few, how. It takes its written form and its
name from the repetition of a V, this being the original form of the
Roman capital letter which we call U. Etymologically it is most related
to v and u. See V, and U. Some of the uneducated classes in England,
especially in London, confuse w and v, substituting the one for the
other, as weal for veal, and veal for weal; wine for vine, and vine for
wine, etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 266-268.





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