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
Samford currently trails in the all-time rivalry, 9-10, but defeated the Catamounts twice last season to sweep the annual home-and-home series between the teams.
Army’s rivalry with Norte Dame, while lopsided in favor of the Fighting Irish (who lead 39-8-4), made for some historical moments.
The company’s ambition also points to an unfolding rivalry: a battle of size.
New faces have been introduced to the rivalry, including junior transfer Megan Nieto, a 6-foot-1 forward from Brea Olinda.
Bears, coming off faith-restoring 33-7 rout of Cincy, should keep division-rivalry game close.
Not that a rivalry that hasn’t been played in 25 years – which is longer than any active players have been alive – has statistical merit, but the Norse have lost five of the previous seven games against the Colonels.
Feud: Bette and Joan, Ryan Murphy’s juicy series about the Bette Davis and Joan Crawford rivalry, leads the pack with six nominations.
And those are just some of the big rivalries, there have been others.
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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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