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  • adj. Pertaining to emulation or rivalry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to emulation; connected with rivalry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Arising out of emulation; of or belonging to emulation; denoting emulation.


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  • Philip K. Dick can use his words to tell his stories and paint his particular universe better than any emulatory filmmaker.

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  • There only leading players for mutual pleasure and without stake, and to the interest of spectators play many an emulatory game which may bear comparison with the best of the few good ones to be found in the most recent tedious chess matches played for amounts not thought of in previous times, and sufficient to disconcert and make timid both of the opponents.

    Chess History and Reminiscences

  • Simpson's, 9 years after the death of A. McDonnell, and 6 after that of L. de La Bourdonnais when chivalrous and first class chess had come into the highest estimation, and emulatory matches and tests of supremacy in chess skill were the order of the day.

    Chess History and Reminiscences

  • Modern Chess Competition upon an emulatory scale in our country may be almost said to begin with Ireland.

    Chess History and Reminiscences

  • While it is true from force of habit and circumstance, their movements may for a time be tardy, yet by the concentrated forces of religion, education, and Yankee enterprize, they will be made to feel their incompetency to cope with the great flood that is steadily flowing in their midst, and consequently an emulatory spirit will be infused into them.

    An Apology for African Methodism


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