competition between countries to achieve superiority in quantity and quality of military arms.
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How to use arms race in a sentence
On Monday, Twitter announced it had acquired the newsletter platform Revue, the social media giant’s first step into consumer revenue and latest piece of evidence that we are in the beginning of a newsletter arms race.Cheat sheet: Twitter’s acquisition of Revue heats up the battle of the inbox | Max Willens | January 27, 2021 | Digiday
AdNauseam might adapt to skirt Google’s counteroffensive, but an arms race will obviously favor Google.This tool lets you confuse Google’s ad network, and a test shows it works | Konstantin Kakaes | January 6, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
We’ve known for more than 100 years that the West is short on water, yet we continue to grow alfalfa in the desert, and use increasingly sophisticated drilling techniques in a kind of water arms race.How technology might finally start telling farmers things they didn’t already know | Katie McLean | December 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The trend toward digital sovereignty has unleashed a digital arms race that slows down innovation and offers no meaningful benefit to customers.The balkanization of the cloud is bad for everyone | Amy Nordrum | December 17, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
In this administration, amid a technological arms race against China and other nations, the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States has dramatically ramped up its power.
These stakes have created a financial arms race that almost certainly will make this election historically expensive.Dark Money Will Decide Which Party Controls the Senate | Center for Public Integrity | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hypersonic weapons are the new arms race, with the United States, Russia, India and China all racing to develop them.
The latest in push button warfare, hypersonic weapons have launched a new arms race among the big powers—emphasis on the race.
He wrote at length about the dangers of the nuclear arms race.The Man Who Knew Russia Best: George Kennan’s Revealing Diaries | James A. Warren | March 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Instead of shaming executives, we might see a political spending arms race.Political Corporate Contributions Won’t Be Aired in Daylight | Adam Winkler | December 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The deadly arms race, and the huge resources it absorbs, have too long overshadowed all else we must do.
A further agreement to limit the strategic arms race may be achieved.
It's like an escalation in the arms race, and understandably, no one wants to disarm alone.
Deep down, the Soviets must know it's in their interest as well as ours to prevent a wasteful arms race.
Everyone knows elections have become too expensive, fueling a fund-raising arms race.
British Dictionary definitions for arms race
the continuing competitive attempt by two or more nations each to have available to it more and more powerful weapons than the other(s)
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