COMPETITIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMPETITIVE
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competitive
 a.  wanting very much to win or be more successful than other people
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  The pupils then entered among themselves upon a competitive examination on the subject of Boots, with the view of ascertaining who could tread the hardest upon whose toes.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter X
2  That was the competitive wage system; and if Jurgis wanted to understand what Socialism was, it was there he had best begin.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 29
3  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
4  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
5  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
6  I never thought of starting competition.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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7  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
8  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
9  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
10  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
11  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
12  "I have pointed out some of the negative wastes of competition," answered the other.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
13  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
14  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
15  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
Example Sentence: (86 in 6 pages)
16  Nobody can entirely keep away from this competitive world.
17  Like you, I am a consultant, but my area of speciality is adoption of competitive strategies based on statistical and scientific thinking.
18  At last he passed the rugged competitive examination.
19  The bullish projections provide a long-awaited fillip for graduates who have been struggling in a brutally competitive market since the financial crisis.
20  If competition is the best way to achieve it, then, fine.
21  A panel of young judges, to be chosen through a national competition, will announce its own winners.
22  We beat their heads off at an English competition.
23  It's going to be a tough competition but I'm mentally prepared for it.
24  The company fought off tough competition.
25  Foreign competition provides consumers with a greater variety of goods.
26  There must be fair play whatever the competition is.
27  There is now intense competition between schools to attract students.
28  British athletes had mixed fortunes in yesterday's competition.
29  With competition from cheap imports, the British coal industry is facing a serious crisis.
30  The competition is planned as a dry run for the World Cup finals.