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verses, versus
verses (VUR suhs) (noun)
1. Writing in which words are arranged in a rhythmic pattern; poetry: "An epic tale can be written with verses."
2. A part of a poem or song: "How many verses does this poem have?"
versus (VUR suhs, VUR suhz) (preposition)
1. Used to indicate the two people, teams, etc., that are fighting or competing against each other or which are opposed to each other in a legal case: "In 2008, the United States presidential election consisted of Barack Obama versus John McCain."
2. Used to indicate two different things, choices, etc., that are being compared or considered: "We have a choice of staying home this summer versus going to Europe on vacation."

The woman was never sure which gave her the most pleasure; to read verses that were published in the newspaper versus reading verses in books.