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His rival could no longer enjoy the boat which he had envied him.

Until this visit of Austin he had no idea that he would find a rival in his brother.

It is considered to be, without a rival, the most beautiful tomb in this country.

She knew what it must have cost the man to clear his rival's name.

This degrading humiliation of his rival must certainly be turned to account.

Why did you pretend to be my counsellor and friend, when you were my rival?

To Mrs. Beaufort a rival, to Mr. Beaufort an encumbrance on the property.

This was the rival whose place I had virtually, though not officially, usurped.

My scheme was—and is—to be a rival de luxe of Cook on the Nile.

There came instead, at that instant, a rival roar from outside.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Latin rivalis "a rival, adversary in love; neighbor," originally, "of the same brook," from rivus "brook" (see rivulet). "One who is in pursuit of the same object as another." The sense evolution seems to be based on the competitiveness of neighbors: "one who uses the same stream," or "one on the opposite side of the stream" A secondary sense in Latin and sometimes in English was "associate, companion in duty," from the notion of "one having a common right or privilege with another." As an adjective 1580s from the noun.

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