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competition

noun attempt to equal, bout, challenge, combat, conflict, contentio, contest, corrivalry, encounter, engagement, open contest, opposition, outrivalry, pitting of strength, pitting of wits, race, rivalry, scramble, strife, striving for superiority, struggle for superiority, trial of suueriority, vying for ascendance
Associated concepts: competitive bidding, competitive class, competitive examination, fair competition, free and open competition, unfair competition, unreasonable interrerence with competition
See also: conflict, contention, opposition, rival, strife, struggle
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The "Appeal" had what it called its "Army," about thirty thousand of the faithful, who did things for it; and it was always exhorting the "Army" to keep its dander up, and occasionally encouraging it with a prize competition, for anything from a gold watch to a private yacht or an eighty-acre farm.
In society there were silly conversations lasting half a minute, cool acquaintanceships founded on such half-minutes, general reciprocity of suspicion, overcrowding, insufficient ventilation, bad music badly executed, late hours, unwholesome food, intoxicating liquors, jealous competition in useless expenditure, husband-hunting, flirting, dancing, theatres, and concerts.
As we have seen in the previous chapter, there now came a period of violent competition which is remembered as the Dark Ages of the telephone business.
These labourers, who must sell themselves piece-meal, are a commodity, like every other article of commerce, and are consequently exposed to all the vicissitudes of competition, to all the fluctuations of the market.
The limit of length in relation to dramatic competition and sensuous presentment, is no part of artistic theory.
A fierce competition ensued between them and their old rivals, the Hudson's Bay Company; which was carried on at great cost and sacrifice, and occasionally with the loss of life.
Now, as for myself, I care for no such things, except in the way of competition; for a thing which is of no moment in itself may be made of importance in the way of competition.
A plan had to be devised to enable him to enter into successful competition.
DEAR MADAM: We have much pleasure in informing you that your charming story `Averil's Atonement' has won the prize of twenty-five dollars offered in our recent competition.
An exhibition of agricultural implements had been opened in the neighborhood, only two days since; and a public competition between rival machines was to be decided on the coming Monday.
Here in the factory was combination, and before it competition faded away.
Bears on natural selection -- The term used in a wide sense -- Geometrical powers of increase -- Rapid increase of naturalised animals and plants -- Nature of the checks to increase -- Competition universal -- Effects of climate -- Protection from the number of individuals -- Complex relations of all animals and plants throughout nature -- Struggle for life most severe between individuals and varieties of the same species; often severe between species of the same genus -- The relation of organism to organism the most important of all relations.

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