Usage examples for competitive

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. A. S. Johnson, " Davenport's Competitive Economics," Quart. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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. They urged his claims warmly on the Prefect Symmachus, who doubtless presided at the competitive trials. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  12. 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