emulating

[ verb em-yuh-leyt; adjective em-yuh-lit ]SEE DEFINITION OF emulating
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMULATING

"That far, at least," I answered him, emulating the caution he had shown.

He is boxing his way up the school, emulating his great brother.

Nor were the others at all backward in emulating so good an example.

"I am emulating Florence Nightingale," she returned lightly.

Diogenes, the two-year old, was a Tartar when emulating his brothers.

Then one epochal day, emulating Tess's example, she essayed to ride astride.

"That is very beautiful, Mr. Brand," said Gertrude, emulating Felix.

Whom forthwith all the world takes to imitating and emulating.

If they are inferior, it is because they plagiarize from the ancients instead of emulating them.

"We were beginning to fear lest you might be wet," she said, emulating his polite equanimity.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, back-formation from emulation, or else from Latin aemulatus, past participle of aemulari "to rival." Related: Emulated; emulating.

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