competition


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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
We earn our livelihood in America today in peaceful competition with people all across the Earth.
It gave birth to a competition between the States which created a kind of auction for men.
Into their place stepped free competition, accompanied by a social and political constitution adapted to it, and by the economical and political sway of the bourgeois class.
John, in the midst of this disorderly competition of poverty and meanness, sat stunned, contemplating the mountain bulk of his misfortunes.
Only that known popularly as the red weed, however, gained any footing in competition with terrestrial forms.
The limit of length in relation to dramatic competition and sensuous presentment, is no part of artistic theory.
He had not a temper to bear the sort of competition in which we stood-- the sort of preference which was often given me.
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.