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This entrance was reserved for the judges, the competitors, and the heralds.

He had able competitors, but he was a strong man amongst them.

The latter ordered the road to refuse to carry the product of their competitors.

He paid a contingent fee and was listed as one of the competitors.

Are they not competitors in the greatest of all contests, and have they not innumerable rivals?

The competitors—there are six of them—are now stationed; the signal is given, and away they go.

Her competitors grumbled: "No wonder she can read; she goes to the theatre!"

He can gain an advantage over his competitors that they can never possess.

The competitors had treated the theme in the spirit of their judges.

But if I quit there'll be twenty competitors to say I've bit off more than I can chew.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Middle French compétiteur (16c.), or directly from Latin competitor "rival," agent noun from competere (see compete).

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