When he is awarded Player of the Match while competing for India in England, he is given champagne at the ceremony.
“The Republican Party today is incapable of competing at that level,” said the man who proved incapable of beating Romney.
Now I start to feel older when I see the new kids coming up and competing against me or with me in the same event.
“It exhibits another way in which China is competing with us globally,” said the spokesperson.
They shout to be heard, competing to complain to a foreigner about how impossible things have become.
Could not a competing talking machine company immediately reproduce those records?
France is competing alarmingly with us in the use of the revolver.
The sum could be justly made a large one, as any competing shop could be promptly put out of bounds with reason or without it.
In 1870 the government decided to buy a large number of competing lines.
It was not to be expected, considering the fact that they were competing with boys.
1610s, " to enter or be put in rivalry with," from Middle French compéter "be in rivalry with" (14c.), or directly from Late Latin competere "strive in common," in classical Latin "to come together, agree, to be qualified," later, "strive together," from com- "together" (see com-) + petere "to strive, seek, fall upon, rush at, attack" (see petition (n.)).
Rare 17c., revived from late 18c. in sense "to strive (alongside another) for the attainment of something" and regarded early 19c. in Britain as a Scottish or American word. Market sense is from 1840s (perhaps a back-formation from competition); athletics sense attested by 1857. Related: Competed; competing.