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 Meanings and Examples of COMPETE
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 v.  contest or fight with others who are trying to do the same
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  It was bitter to acknowledge her inferiority even to herself, but the fact had been brought home to her that as a bread-winner she could never compete with professional ability.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
2  He was like a wounded animal in the forest; he was forced to compete with his enemies upon unequal terms.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 23
3  Then Alcinous told Laodamas and Halius to dance alone, for there was no one to compete with them.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
4  In a few hours the examination would commence, and he was still in the dilemma between making the facts public and allowing the culprit to compete for the valuable scholarship.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
5  There also developed a tendency to compete in the matter of horses and liveried flunkeys; with the result that despite the damp and snowy weather exceedingly elegant turnouts took to parading backwards and forwards.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
6  There had always been friends, neighbors, the competent hands of willing slaves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
7  She felt herself once more the alert and competent moulder of emergencies, and the remembrance of her power over Selden flushed her with sudden confidence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
8  The Ford Garage and the Buick Garage, competent one-story brick and cement buildings opposite each other.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
9  Bea was competent; there was no household labor except sewing and darning and gossipy assistance to Bea in bed-making.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
10  And so it turned out; Mr. Hosea Hussey being from home, but leaving Mrs. Hussey entirely competent to attend to all his affairs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
11  Or, if for any reason thought to be corporeally incapacitated for that, yet such an one would seem superlatively competent to cheer and howl on his underlings to the attack.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
12  I am alive, you see, and competent.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
13  A few succeeding days were passed amid the privations, the uproar, and the dangers of the siege, which was vigorously pressed by a power, against whose approaches Munro possessed no competent means of resistance.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
14  After this incident, and as he reviewed the battle pictures he had seen, he felt quite competent to return home and make the hearts of the people glow with stories of war.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 15
15  He may be too proud to let any one take him out of a place that he is competent to fill, and fills well and with respect.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIX
Example Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
16  British players were finding it increasingly difficult to compete on the international scene.
17  My daughter wants to compete in athletics.
18  The largest portion would go into the players' pockets, but the package included payments into a players' pension account, better promotional activities, and a bonus for players who compete in all four Grand Slams and a donation to selected charities.
19  Without this subsidy, American ship operators would not be able to compete in world markets.
20  It aims to compete with aviation hub like Singapore.
21  The group did invest in sleek Apple computers and other technology to help them compete against larger ad agencies.
22  Pistorius, known as the Blade Runner due to the carbon fibre prosthetic blades he uses to race, became the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics and Paralympics last summer.
23  It's been long known that humpback whales sing in breeding season when males compete for a female's attention.
24  Without having to go there, you'll be able to watch mature bears compete for salmon at Brook Falls and other sites and cubs tumbling over each other as they play.
25  A competent mechanic should be able to fix the problem.
26  He's not competent to look after young children.
27  We assume that competent doctors emerge at the end of an obstacle course of traditional examinations based on facts.
28  He's a competent politician, but he lacks vision.
29  He was a loyal, distinguished and very competent civil servant.
30  A year of college had made her more socially competent.