COMPETITION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMPETITION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
competition
 n.  struggle; rivalry; act of competing as for profit or a prize
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  She did not care for the eager competition furnished by the sixteen-year-olds whose fresh cheeks and bright smiles made one forget their twice-turned frocks and patched shoes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  She could see for herself how quickly the town was rebuilding and anyone who could establish a lumber business now, when there was so little competition, would have a gold mine.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
3  What they meant was: they felt you were starting dangerous competition by giving a party such as most people here can't afford.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
4  I never thought of starting competition.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
5  This falling for anybody's say-so about medical jealousy and competition is simply part and parcel of your usual willingness to think the worst you possibly can of us poor dubs in Gopher Prairie.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
6  Of course, since we're at war with Germany, anything that any one of us doesn't like is 'pro-German,' whether it's business competition or bad music.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
7  Jurgis, as a beggar, was simply a blundering amateur in competition with organized and scientific professionalism.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 23
8  He had gone into business, and found himself in competition with the fortunes of those who had been stealing while he had been fighting.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 30
9  You understand," he said, "that in a society dominated by the fact of commercial competition, money is necessarily the test of prowess, and wastefulness the sole criterion of power.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
10  "I have pointed out some of the negative wastes of competition," answered the other.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
11  Heyward smiled to himself at the idea of a competition with the scout, though he determined to persevere in the deception, until apprised of the real designs of Magua.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
12  His fine figure, alert limbs, and bright face, raised an instant competition, and half a dozen bids simultaneously met the ear of the auctioneer.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
13  He was her dear Wickham on every occasion; no one was to be put in competition with him.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 51
14  Jane was beyond competition her favourite child.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 55
15  So there can be no competition or perplexity between you and me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
Example Sentence: (86 in 6 pages)
16  We won the contract in the face of stiff competition.
17  The factor that distinguishes this company from the competition is customer service.
18  He got through to the grand final of the competition.
19  We are in competition with four other companies for the contract.
20  Global competition in the automobile industry has been driving out many of the smaller firms.
21  Most competition cars will only roll over if they hit an obstacle.
22  International competition is a spur to modernization.
23  She won an international dancing competition.
24  There is fierce competition to join the Special Branch.
25  She won a complete makeover in a magazine competition.
26  The competition is open to all readers of the magazine.
27  They spotted a niche in the market, with no serious competition.
28  The winners of the competition will be announced next month.
29  I allowed myself to be persuaded into entering the competition.
30  He was on cloud nine after winning the competition.