Usage examples for competitive

  1. Our vicar here, a young man newly come, is a mathematician and a good German scholar, two subjects which gain good marks, I am told, in all these competitive examinations, and I have made arrangements for you to read with him every morning for a couple of hours." – Dr. Jolliffe's Boys by Lewis Hough
  2. " The competitive designs," explained Bidelot. – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  3. It's widely said that America is losing her competitive edge. – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  4. A. S. Johnson, " Davenport's Competitive Economics," Quart. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  5. In 1909 he was made Captain and in 1912, through competitive examination, was commissioned Major. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  6. It is natural that competitive countries should view with some concern this steady expansion of our commerce. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. If that estimate were even a remote suggestion of the truth, it would serve to give an idea of the enormous amounts of accumulated profits which were absolutely wasted in competitive expenditure. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  8. In return for part of that trade the other countries of Europe would gladly give Ireland facilities in their markets and Ireland would compel England to pay competitive prices.... – The Evolution of Sinn Fein by Robert Mitchell Henry
  9. Mrs. Jennings had sons, all in the army or navy, the mother was proud to say; but none of them in those days of competitive examinations and expensive living was high enough up in the service to be able to help his mother. – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  10. John's gratification was suddenly darkened by the suspicion that perhaps Eleanor had told them to flatter him like this; he turned swiftly aside to hide the chagrin that such a thought gave him, and when he spoke again it was almost roughly, because in addition to being suspicious of their sincerity he was vexed with himself for displaying a spirit of competitive affection. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  11. New York is distant 3, 207 miles and Liverpool 1, 283 from that place, so that Liverpool has an advantage of 1, 924 miles instead of 480 on the voyage to all Asiatic ports, a competitive benefit of 1, 444 miles resulting from the opening of the Suez Canal. – The Panama Canal and its Makers by Vaughan Cornish
  12. He had learned a sovereign lesson- one gained not through the push and fight of crowds, but in the simple peace of a countryside, unvexed by the clamor of gold and the complex problems of a competitive existence- that he had inherited a need of activity, of achievement: that he had been born to do. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  13. It supposes that all the living poets have been summoned by Apollo to undergo a competitive examination. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  14. Darwin's hypothesis sought to explain the origin of animal species by survival under competitive conditions of existence through the possession of a structure suited to the environment. – The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry
  15. They urged his claims warmly on the Prefect Symmachus, who doubtless presided at the competitive trials. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  16. Under competitive conditions, too, a number of shops or stores may exist in a community that might easily be served by a single firm. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  17. The wise teacher will keep the costuming out of the hands of the " tender mamas" all he can; for in most cases the participation of the mothers in this side of the preparations, unless they are given specific directions and compelled to follow them, means the introduction of the fatal spirit of competitive finery. – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  18. We are naturally somewhat cautious about financing a competitive plant until we know what policy the trust will pursue. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  19. Is it not strange that candidates for seats in Parliament should not be subjected to competitive examination? – Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  20. Other impediments to individual freedom were removed in 1870, when all posts in the Civil Service, outside the Foreign Office, were opened to competitive examination; and in 1871, when the system of purchasing commissions in the Army was abolished. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease