RIVALRY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RIVALRY
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rivalry
 n.  competition; the act of competing as for profit or a prize
Classic Sentence:
1  I laughed aloud as the yolks of their eyeballs rolled toward us in haughty rivalry.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
2  A feeling such as his was profaned by talk of the rivalry of some Petersburg officer, of the suppositions and the counsels of Stepan Arkadyevitch.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 11
3  Little Wade was no longer an annoyance, for the family, black and white, and the neighbors idolized him and there was a never-ceasing rivalry as to whose lap he should occupy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
4  I know the gentle rivalry to lead the reels very well and so-- The doctor mopped his brow and cast a quizzical glance at the corner, where his wife sat among the chaperons.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
5  The local deputy, who nosed out all rivalry everywhere, soon began to grow uneasy over this religion.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MADELEINE
6  The rivalry would cease; the future was beginning again.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER III—WHILE COSETTE AND TOUSSAINT ARE ASLEEP
7  This is more particularly the case with republics, as in Tuscany for example; for contention and rivalry have always made, and always will make it extremely hard for one republic to bring another into subjection.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XII.
8  Whereupon, the senate, not to be outdone by the commons, proposed, out of rivalry, to extend the consulship of Quintius.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXIV.
9  There is no folly so besotted that the idiotic rivalries of society, the prurience, the rashness, the blindness of youth, will not hurry a man to its commission.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
Example Sentence:
1  Story lines are never lacking in the annual Ohio-Michigan rivalry, the latter is looking to snap a six-game losing streak, and then knocks off Northwestern in the title game.
2  He has seen the disruptive effects of big egos elsewhere in LENR research and wants to avoid the destructive patterns of rivalry and secrecy which can result.
3  As with almost any topic, differences are apparent, given the intense state of factional rivalry between reformists and hardliners.
4  Though one was a Democrat and the other a Republican, the rivalry over which one would move up first was cordial.
5  The crisis is rooted in deep rivalries between the two groups.