Her fame in the 60s and 70s rivaled that of any celebrity in the world.
The whole incident was a PR nightmare for McCain, rivaled only by the shenanigans of his own running mate.
That Scrubs failure could be rivaled by that lottery-winning season of Roseanne most of us prefer to pretend never happened.
They treated money like rain, and the wastefulness in this trade has been rivaled by nothing recent except the European war.
Up from them lifted a fragrance that rivaled even that of orris root.
When he thought how beautiful and young she was his heart overflowed with a gentle tenderness which rivaled that of any mother.
Nothing could have been so totally different from Muriel's masquerade, yet it rivaled it in fun.
Then, suddenly, out burst from the leafed sprays a chorus of song that might have rivaled angels' melodies.
The architects and clergy have there rivaled each other in bad taste.
They all rivaled in ill-using him, in bringing him into discredit.
1570s, from Latin rivalis "a rival, adversary in love; neighbor," originally, "of the same brook," from rivus "brook" (see rivulet). "One who is in pursuit of the same object as another." The sense evolution seems to be based on the competitiveness of neighbors: "one who uses the same stream," or "one on the opposite side of the stream" A secondary sense in Latin and sometimes in English was "associate, companion in duty," from the notion of "one having a common right or privilege with another." As an adjective 1580s from the noun.
c.1600, from rival (n.). Related: Rivaled; rivaling.