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  • adj. being in the state of competition (often unintentionally)
  • v. Present participle of compete.

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Examples

  • At that occasion they put forward what he described as competing proposals in reaction to the Langa Commission findings on the May 23 election.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • These excitements struggle for the possession of an outlet in action, and this is what we call competing desires, struggle against temptation, etc.

    The Foundations of Personality

  • Originating in competing visions of a reunited British America, unfolding in bursts of violence among people who mainly spoke the same language and honored the same history, the War of 1812 succeeded only in institutionalizing the constitutional crisis that had originally precipitated the American Revolution.

    Drums Along the Niagara

  • Maryland voters 'choice of governor could determine whether passengers on a future Purple Line will ride trains or buses, a decision that comes at a critical time for a project about to begin competing for federal money.

    Maryland governor's race could determine Purple Line

  • "Maryland voters 'choice of governor could determine whether passengers on a future Purple Line will ride trains or buses, a decision that comes at a critical time for a project about to begin competing for federal money," writes The Post's Katherine Shaver.

    First Click, Maryland: O'Malley's Obama Factor?

  • Three Fed officials squared off in competing speeches over how much help would come from one likely next step – buying more government debt.

    Fed Officials Clash Over How To Fix The Economy

  • Now competing is not my thing with my hobby, but this might be the exception.

    Combined Driving Events | myFiveBest

  • *** The tragedy is that Team Obama is likely to impose all of the costs of intrusive new rules, which enhance its power over the bankers, but then give the bankers a break on capital in the name of competing with the Europeans.

    Tarullo's Capital Idea

  • It allows you to create a chart of features from different products so you can easily visualise the difference in competing products.

    Ask Lifehacker: Project Management And Comparisons | Lifehacker Australia

  • Even most forms of neorealism don't put much emphasis on plot -- writers having sensibly concluded there's no point in competing with movies for the slam-bang scenario -- and what would be the point of laboriously describing in a synopsis the details of character and setting that the reader simply has to encounter in the finished work?

    Principles of Literary Criticism

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