Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of a rival; competition; contention for superiority; emulation; rivalry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Rivalry.

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  • noun Rivalry

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Examples

  • Congress; is next seen canvassing his adopted State in rivalship with the accomplished orator Stephen A. Douglas for the Senate of the

    Victory and Mourning

  • To which he answered, Thou sayest it; that is, "It is as thou sayest, that I am entitled to the government of the Jewish nation; but in rivalship with the scribes and Pharisees, who tyrannize over them in matters of religion, not in rivalship with Caesar, whose government relates only to their civil interests."

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Terentia, the divorced wife of Cicero; and there subsisted between the two husbands a kind of rivalship from that cause, to which was probably added some degree of animosity, on account of their difference in politics, during the late dictatorship of Julius Caesar, by whom Sallust was restored to the senate, whence he had been expelled for licentiousness, and was appointed governor of Numidia.

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 02: Augustus

  • Terentia, the divorced wife of Cicero; and there subsisted between the two husbands a kind of rivalship from that cause, to which was probably added some degree of animosity, on account of their difference in politics, during the late dictatorship of Julius Caesar, by whom Sallust was restored to the senate, whence he had been expelled for licentiousness, and was appointed governor of Numidia.

    De vita Caesarum

  • Peter finding his farm doing well, began to feel a kind of rivalship with his wife -- that is to say, she first suggested the principle, and afterwards contrived to make him imagine that it was originally his own.

    Phil Purcel, The Pig-Driver; The Geography Of An Irish Oath; The Lianhan Shee Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

  • Fortune had seemed to strive with a kind of rivalship which should bestow most on the colonel.

    Amelia — Volume 2

  • Fortune had seemed to strive with a kind of rivalship which should bestow most on the colonel.

    Amelia — Complete

  • Before her incarceration, she imagines herself as the ruler of a matriarchal, benevolent, peaceful realm in which she is unmarried and autonomous, peasants are nurtured, and men forswear “military rivalship” (2.1.52).

    The Liberating and Debilitating Imagination in Joanna Baillie’s Orra and The Dream

  • Both of my grandfathers left Southern Germany for America in the 1880s to escape what George Washington called in his Farewell Address "the toils of European ambition, rivalship and caprice."

    Shannyn Moore: Frankly, Sarah...I Don't Give a Damn

  • But, on the other hand, the females, in general, strove to cluster about Lady Alithea; Mrs. Berlinton leaving them no greater chance of rivalship in conversation than in charms.

    Camilla

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