COMPETING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMPETING
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competing
 a.  engaging in a contest; being in the state of competition, often unintentionally
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  But for a woman to leave the protection of her home and venture out into the rough world of men, competing with them in business, rubbing shoulders with them, being exposed to insult and gossip.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  There had always been friends, neighbors, the competent hands of willing slaves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
3  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
4  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
5  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
6  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.
7  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.
8  I am alive, you see, and competent.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
9  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
10  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
11  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
12  Mr. Drummle," said I, "you are not competent to give advice on that subject.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIII
13  With your branch of the subject, on which alone you are competent to speak, I should not think of interfering.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
14  She was very good and competent, and she soon knew how to have him in her power.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
15  Give me the child of any healthy, normally intelligent man, and I will make a perfectly competent Chatterley of him.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
Example Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
16  She was praised for her competent handling of the crisis.
17  He's a competent enough officer, but I doubt he'll ever make general.
18  He is competent for the task.
19  She was mentally competent and she had the capacity to decide for herself.
20  I do not speak to the feeble, or think of them: I address only such as are worthy of the work, and competent to accomplish it.
21  And when it comes to helping other national economies actually grow and lift millions of citizens from abject poverty, it is difficult to identify anyone whose words and actions in demonstrating what competent, clean, determined leadership can do have had more impact.
22  The banks have long competed with American Express's charge cards and various store cards.
23  They competed for a pretty girl.
24  They competed with skill and tenacity.
25  Almost all of the 2,500 athletes who competed in Salt Lake came to mingle and party together in the final gathering of the 77 nations who'd contested the Games.
26  Some retailers worry that new regulations will hurt their ability to compete in the marketplace.
27  Our goods compete in terms of product quality, reliability and above all variety.
28  They believe they're playing a zero-sum game, where both must compete for the same paltry resources.
29  The major aviation companies need to cut prices if they are to compete with budget airlines.
30  He was accused of taking the radio station downmarket in order to compete with commercial stations.