verb (used with object), ri·valed, ri·val·ing or (especially British) ri·valled, ri·val·ling.
verb (used without object), ri·valed, ri·val·ing or (especially British) ri·valled, ri·val·ling.
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Examples from the Web for rivalled
Bull-running and bull-baiting was an attraction only rivalled by bear-baiting.Old Country Inns of England|Henry P. Maskell
No English poet before him has ever excelled his utterances on music, none has so much as rivalled his utterances on art.An Introduction to the Study of Browning|Arthur Symons
If any thing could have rivalled the interest of a sudden death for Mrs. Lake, it must have been such a wedding as this.Jan of the Windmill|Juliana Horatia Ewing
Only in certain large cities was it rivalled by a few great firms.
No Genoese, except Francesco, rivalled him in this branch; for Gio.The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. V (of 6)|Luigi Antonio Lanzi
British Dictionary definitions for rivalled
- a person, organization, team, etc, that competes with another for the same object or in the same field
- (as modifier)rival suitors; a rival company