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For years, advertisers have considered Amazon to be a dark horse to upend the Google-Facebook duopoly.

From Digiday

Earlier this year, Honeywell, a dark horse, surprised many people by bursting onto the quantum computing scene with a version of its own technology.

From Fortune

Like some other Hyundai products, the Ioniq is a bit of a dark horse.

From Fortune

Another dark horse, Tennessee Senator Al Gore, was finding little traction in his efforts to become a centrist alternative.

Several years later I met George in New York while he was in the middle of his Dark Horse tour.

Even Katy Perry felt silly during her “Dark Horse” performance, right?

The scene was similar in 1978 when Karol Wojtyla from Poland was elected on the eight ballot as a dark-horse candidate.

Oscar gurus even peg him as a dark horse for a Best Actor nod this year.

How long had Inspector Whiteleaf and this dark horse in the fur coat been gone at the time you heard the noise?

These had occasionally surprised men and induced them to declare that Planty Pall,—as he was then often called,—was a dark horse.

The dark horse had won, and public favor immediately swung in his direction.

The supporting representatives of the dark horse made short, forceful speeches.

Hume had gained ten votes from the Wilksley men and fifteen from the dark horse, but still lacked the requisite number.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dark horse, such as: also-ran, long shot, sleeper, underdog, hundred-to-one shot, and improbability.

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