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rival
 v.  compete; be equal to in quality or ability; match
Classic Sentence: (60 in 5 pages)
1  Kennicott's rival gasped at this insult to professional ethics, and he took an appreciable second before he recovered his social manner.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  The aristocracy of Gopher Prairie, even the wives of the rival doctors, took part, and for several days there was community spirit and much uplift.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
3  Before Harry could answer she threatened that Ray and she would start a rival shop.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
4  At home she wondered if the little beast might not be suggesting himself as a rival to Erik, but that abysmal bedragglement she would not consider.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
5  Reference to nearly all the leviathanic allusions in the great poets of past days, will satisfy you that the Greenland whale, without one rival, was to them the monarch of the seas.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
6  As ashore, the ladies often cause the most terrible duels among their rival admirers; just so with the whales, who sometimes come to deadly battle, and all for love.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
7  The two rival sets of grafters hired halls and set off fireworks and made speeches, to try to get the people interested in the matter.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
8  Behind these again swung, heavily opening and closing in silken folds, the rival standards of England and France.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
9  The warriors uttered a common ejaculation of pleasure, and then turned their eyes, inquiringly, on the movements of his rival.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
10  Tottering among them was the rival color bearer, whom the youth saw had been bitten vitally by the bullets of the last formidable volley.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
11  But, whether influenced by the jealousy that seems instinctive with every petted child towards a dangerous rival, or from whatever caprice of her freakish nature, Pearl would show no favour to the clergyman.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIX. THE CHILD AT THE BROOKSIDE
12  You see,' he said, still hugging himself in that unpleasant way, and shaking his head at me, 'you're quite a dangerous rival, Master Copperfield.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
13  There are people who, on meeting a successful rival, no matter in what, are at once disposed to turn their backs on everything good in him, and to see only what is bad.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 14
14  You took fright at the sight of your rival.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 17
15  In the shed there were five horses in their separate stalls, and Vronsky knew that his chief rival, Gladiator, a very tall chestnut horse, had been brought there, and must be standing among them.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 21
Example Sentence: (45 in 4 pages)
16  The new company, to be called Sony BMG, will have roughly a quarter of global sales and will rival Universal Music for the number one spot.
17  At the same time, the company alleges Microsoft restricts how computer manufacturers can install rival software.
18  The Clinton team made their declaration early, ahead of the legal deadline and ahead of their main rival, Senator Barack Obama.
19  Cheering on his rival Mark McGwire's efforts to break Roger Maris's home run record, Sammy Sosa did embody the spirit of true sportsmanship.
20  The club would be loth to see him move to a rival Premier League club under freedom of contract next summer.
21  The result of England's last great colonial struggle with France was to sever from the latter all her American dependencies, her colonists becoming the subjects of alien and rival powers.
22  When she heard that her rival had just been jailed for embezzlement, we saw her chortle with joy. She was not a nice lady.
23  Unwilling to injure his opponent in such a pointless clash, Dartagnan simply tried to parry his rival's thrusts.
24  The rival mobs engaged in a bitter vendetta.
25  This is in contrast to its rival, Exxon Mobil, which maintains that scientific evidence on climate change remains inconclusive, and which continues to concentrate on oil production.
26  But he's not the only one; his main rival is an even bigger, stronger master named Raoh.
27  There is no credible rival for its position as the world's preeminent innovation hub; but there are signs that the Valley's influence is peaking.
28  OPEC's decision to cede no ground to rival producers underscored the price war in the crude market and the challenge to U.S. shale drillers.
29  Iraq's embattled prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, appeared to have lost his job on Monday, after the country's president appointed a rival Shia candidate to form a new government.
30  She dwarfed all her rivals in athletic ability.