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 Meanings and Examples of EMULATE
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 v.  be a match or counterpart for; eager to equal or excel
Classic Sentence:
1  'My son's great capacity was tempted on, there, by a feeling of voluntary emulation and conscious pride,' the fond lady went on to say.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 20. STEERFORTH'S HOME
2  To be sure, my dear, that is very stupid indeed, and shows a great want of genius and emulation.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
3  Even the slightest word of encouragement from Alexander Petrovitch could throw a lad into a transport of tremulous joy, and arouse in him an honourable emulation of his fellows.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
4  Equal partition abolishes emulation; and consequently labor.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
5  His name to-day, in this broad land, means little, and comes to fifty million ears laden with no incense of memory or emulation.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In XII
6  The havoc that months had previously wrought was now emulated by the inroads of hours.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
7  Imitating the example, and emulating the confidence of their more experienced associates, Munro and Duncan slept without fear, if not without uneasiness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 21
8  "There are people who laugh at the horse that would not dare to laugh at the master," cried the young emulator of the furious Treville.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
9  The seamen's clamour rises in emulous dissonance; each cheers his comrade: Seek we Crete and our forefathers.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK THIRD
10  We hurry far away in precipitate flight, with the suppliant who had so well merited rescue; and silently cut the cable, and bending forward sweep the sea with emulous oars.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK THIRD
11  Then chosen men with the priest of the altar in emulous haste bring roasted flesh of bulls, and pile baskets with the gift of ground corn, and serve the wine.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK EIGHTH
12  He ended; all with spirit alike emulous form a wedge and advance in serried masses to the walls.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK TWELFTH
13  Now indeed Rutulians and Trojans and all Italy turned in emulous gaze, and they who held the high city, and they whose ram was battering the foundations of the wall, and unarmed their shoulders.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK TWELFTH
14  Then I bid leave the harbour and sit down at the thwarts; emulously my comrades strike the water, and sweep through the seas.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK THIRD
Example Sentence:
1  In a brief essay, describe a person you admire, someone whose virtues you would like to emulate.
2  Do these clowns want us to emulate the Japanese "work until you die" ethic?
3  Some smaller cities now emulate the major capitals in their cultural offerings.
4  They hope to emulate the success of other software companies.