Origin of emulous
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin aemulus vying with; see -ulous
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Examples from the Web for emulous
Just exactly same as Emulous Dodd wears when he's runnin' a funeral.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
I'm awful glad you didn't tell Emulous you was the minister.
If you rode twelve mile with Emulous, you must have had an earache for the last six.
Emulous of the name of Brutus, I am above the titles of a Tarquin!Rienzi
Edward Bulwer Lytton
In the general, Sir, they were very outragious and emulous in Mischief.A General History of the Pyrates:
- desiring or aiming to equal or surpass another; competitive
- characterized by or arising from emulation or imitation
- archaic envious or jealous
C14: from Latin aemulus rivalling; see emulate
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Word Origin and History for emulous
late 14c., from Latin aemulus, from aemulari (see emulation). Related: Emulously.
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