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adjective as in competitive

adjective as in rival


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But this year, instead of simply voting against Boehner on Tuesday, at least two members of the group are vying to replace him.

Some are hung by individuals who are vying for membership within the Chinese Communist Party.

According to media reports, Amazon, 21st Century Fox, Hearst, and Condé Nast are all vying to acquire StyleHaul.

Total Slaughter is only one of several battle rap leagues vying for national prominence.

A modern-day King Lear story finds the three daughters of a powerful lobsterman vying for his affection.

Never had the emir been more darkly handsome; his eye flashed with fire out-vying the blaze of the great gems at his girdle.

With a roar he made off, swaying between incredulity and rage, contempt vying with derisive laughter.

That everybody was vying with everybody else in making love to him he could not help observing.

They seemed to be vying with each other, the heartless brutes, as to which could shriek the loudest under a girl's light foot.

At one time it was one of the finest interiors in Paris, the royal painters and artists vying with each other in its adornment.

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On this page you'll find 70 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to vying, such as: provisional, approaching, contingent, correlative, equivalent, and like.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.