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synonyms for rat race

  • battle of life
  • daily grind
  • hamster cage
  • survival of the fittest
  • treadmill
  • vicious circle
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How to use rat race in a sentence

His hero, Gulliver, discovers race after race of beings who typify the genera in his classification of mankind.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Ever since his majority Lord Hetton had annually entered a colt in the great race.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Decide about it, ye that are learned in the ethnographic distinctions of our race—but heaven defend us from the Bourbonnaises!
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Next morning Judy shouted that there was a rat in the nursery, and thus he forgot to tell her the wonderful news.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
His unbounded generosity won for him the admiration of all his race, who graciously recognized him as their Maguinoó.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
One of the lower and mixed forms of artistic activity, in the case of the child and of the race alike, is personal adornment.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
He had repeated till he was thrice weary the statement that "the Cat lay on the Mat and the Rat came in."
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
Then we are again overgrown boys, beings of inferior race and incapable of being civilized.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
It will hold tenaciously there, the last of its race, days after the decay of its greener and more healthy-looking mates.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
But here in this little valley of the Kaw, he was cheered to see his race on a practical and sensible basis.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO RAT RACE

  • art
  • business
  • career
  • craft
  • day gig
  • do
  • dodge
  • employment
  • gig
  • go
  • handicraft
  • hang
  • life's work
  • lifework
  • line
  • metier
  • mission
  • métier
  • nine-to-five
  • occupation
  • play
  • province
  • pursuit
  • racket
  • rat race
  • slot
  • swindle
  • trade
  • vocation
  • walk of life
  • work
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