Examples of rivalry in a Sentence
There is a bitter rivalry between the two groups.
a strong sense of rivalry
Recent Examples of rivalry from the Web
Chula Vista’s Kajahan Duncan rushed for 149 yards and 2 TDs as the Spartans beat Sweetwater in one of the county’s oldest rivalries.
Louisville has home games against Virginia and Syracuse, plus a rivalry matchup against Kentucky, to erase the memory of it.
Any fan base can show up for a rivalry game when the leaves are falling gently.
By the final minute, though, the rivalry game had devolved into total chaos.
Despite being one of the best rivalries in the SEC and the country, the annual game between Alabama and LSU has been decidedly one-sided of late.
We’re fired up to bring one of the biggest rivalries in college football here to San Diego.
FC Barcelona and Real Madrid—a fierce rivalry historically echoed in politics and culture as well.
The rivalry between the two will only grow fiercer (even though Samsung is also among Apple’s most important suppliers of components, and is expected to provide OLED screens and chips for Apple’s latest phones).
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First Known Use of rivalry
Synonymsball game, battle, combat, competition, conflict, confrontation, contention, dogfight, duel, face-off, grapple, match, contest, strife, struggle, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tug-of-war, war, warfare
Related Wordshorse race, nail-biter; showdown; clash, collision, discord, friction; argument, controversy, debate, disagreement, disputation, dispute, dissension (also dissention), quarrel, row, wrangle
Near Antonymsconcord, harmony, peace
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