Origin of rivalry
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1. opposition, antagonism; jealousy.
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Examples from the Web for rivalry
Making this scenario more complicated is the rivalry between al Qaeda and ISIS.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat
December 27, 2014
For coinosseuers of literature, the sagas stories of family struggles, rivalry, and conflict rank with Homer and Shakespeare.Want to Write a Book? Go to Iceland
May 26, 2014
These relationships were rarely easy, and often colored by rivalry and resentment.Mark Twain, Writing Coach and Role Model
April 19, 2014
The bitter rivalry is about as bitter as any rivalry involving Canada can be.#LoserKeepsBieber Means Justin’s Probably Coming to America
February 22, 2014
Sean Hannity versus Michael Savage—these two conservative radio hosts have recently ratchet up their rivalry.George Zimmerman Wants to Profit Off Trayvon Martin’s Death
February 5, 2014
Then their rivalry shall be not a curse, but a blessing to this land of England.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
He could have no fear of such a rivalry, however unpleasant at the moment!Salted With Fire
Well, I'll relieve your lordship, as you have relieved me, from all fear of rivalry.
By the good people that taught you to think our rivalry blood-red.Poems
William D. Howells
It was because he who commanded the vessel was so superior as to find in her no rivalry.The Pirate and The Three Cutters
- the act of rivalling; competition
- the state of being a rival or rivals
Word Origin and History for rivalry
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The state or condition of competition or antagonism.
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