compete with


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If anyone wants to have a bout with me let him come on, for I am exceedingly angry; I will box, wrestle, or run, I do not care what it is, with any man of you all except Laodamas, but not with him because I am his guest, and one cannot compete with one's own personal friend.
Then Alcinous told Laodamas and Halius to dance alone, for there was no one to compete with them.
When you have to compete with the rich and influential, it will probably be mentioned to you,' said Miss Lavvy, 'in good time.
And I didn't; for who could hope to compete with the sun, who was making the whole dewy world shake with laughter at his brilliancy, or with the birds, any one of whom was a poet at least equal to Herrick?
But," said the doctor, "are you not aware that my journey is to compete with the success of the expeditions now on foot?
I've had to compete with some of the sharpest wits going to get my pile.
Any one who owned a cart with flanged wheels could drive it on the rails and compete with the locomotives.
That climate acts in main part indirectly by favouring other species, we may clearly see in the prodigious number of plants in our gardens which can perfectly well endure our climate, but which never become naturalised, for they cannot compete with our native plants, nor resist destruction by our native animals.
In the water-beetle, the structure of its legs, so well adapted for diving, allows it to compete with other aquatic insects, to hunt for its own prey, and to escape serving as prey to other animals.
His establishment was intended to compete with a trading post of the Northwest Company, situated at no great distance, and to rival it in the trade with the Spokan Indians; as well as with the Cootonais and Flatheads.
Millar will also compete with the national team Sept.
While domestic foundries often find out they can't compete with the low cost structure of some Chinese operations, one thing they are looking to do is become more customer-centric.