a. of or pertaining to competition; producing competition; showing a fighting disposition
Nobody can entirely keep away from this competitive world.
Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
The superintendent was a bookish, underfed man who worked hard at rousing artificial enthusiasm, at trying to make the audience cheer by dividing them into competitive squads and telling them that they were intelligent and made splendid communal noises.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
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 Context
Marriage licences and small probates were what we all looked for, and what paid us best; and the competition for these ran very high indeed.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
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 Context
She could have entered into competition with the two other little ones, so far as the coquetry of her dress was concerned; she wore a cap of fine linen, ribbons on her bodice, and Valenciennes lace on her cap.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context