EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMULATION
If possible:—that is, I confess, the object of my emulation.
There was perfect uniformity, and yet an individual spirit and emulation.
He had a mind untainted with envy, highly capable of emulation.
Was the boy trying to trick him, in emulation of his elders?
Criticism cannot reach, envy cannot detract from, emulation cannot equal them.
And Phil was not a whit behind, for the spirit of emulation was rife in him.
One of these men set the whole class on fire with a spirit of emulation.
In the case supposed, the teacher concluded to appeal to emulation.
Where there is emulation there will be vanity; and where there is vanity there will be folly.
Priscilla has jumped to her conclusion at once,—perhaps in emulation of Mrs Grey.
1550s, from Middle French émulation (13c.) and directly from Latin aemulationem (nominative aemulatio), from past participle stem of aemulari "to rival, strive to excel," from aemulus "striving, rivaling" (also as a noun, "a rival," fem. aemula), from Proto-Italic *aimo-, from PIE *aim-olo, from root *aim- "copy" (see imitation).
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