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Rivalry

Robbery (See THIEVERY.)
Rudeness (See COARSENESS.)
Brom Bones and Ichabod Crane
bully and show-off compete for Katrina’s hand. [Am. Lit.: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow]
Capulets and Montagues
bitter feud between these two houses leads to tragedy. [Br. Lit.: Romeo and Juliet]
Diomedes and Troilus
rivals for hand of Cressida. [Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida]
Esau and Jacob
struggled even in mother’s womb. [O.T.: Genesis 25:22]
Eteocles and Polynices
brothers battle for Theban throne. [Gk. Lit.: Seven Against Thebes]
Gingham Dog and Calico Ca
t stuffed animals eat each other up. [Am. Lit.: “The Duel” in Hollowell]
Guelphs and Ghibellines
perennial medieval Italian feuding political factions. [Ital. Hist.: Plumb, 42–43]
Hatfields and McCoys
19th-century mountain families carried on endless feud in southern U.S. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 942]
Jets and Sharks
teenage gangs fight for supremacy amid the New York tenements. [Am. Lit. and Cinema: West Side Story]
Kilkenny cats
contentious felines fight to the death. [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose]
Percys and Douglases
the perennial Scottish border feud; recounted in famous ballad “Chevy Chase.” [Scot. Hist.: Payton, 141]
Proitus and Acrisius
fought in womb; contended for father’s realm. [Gk. Myth.: Gaster, 164]
Richard the Lion-Hearted and Saladin
Christian and Saracen leaders part friends after Crusade. [Br. Lit.: The Talisman]
Sohrab and Rustum
champions of the Tartars and Persians, respectively, engage in mortal combat, unaware that one is the other’s son. [Br. Poetry: Arnold Sohrab and Rustum in Magill III, 1002]
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As the rivalry grew, so did their level of competitiveness against each other.
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The first captures the intensity of the rivalry between A and B: [I.
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Ryan knows more than bragging rights are on offer at Croke Park tomorrow but he understands the nature of the rivalry that will be expressed.
Relatively good relations between the two states turned into an effective rivalry during the Iran-Iraq war between 1980 and 1988, following the Iranian Revolution in 1979, when Saudi Arabia extended diplomatic and financial assistance to the Iraqi authority during the war.
In this respect, they demonstrate that rivalry matters to the extent that it is "very important in differentiating states that are likely to engage in conflict from those that are much less likely to do so" (p.
It takes competitive games and not just competition between unfriendly folk to make a rivalry.
The "Old Farm" derby between Ipswich Town and Norwich City came in second place while the report, commissioned by Littlewoods, owners of the Football Pools, found that the rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United was the third most potent derby, even though the clubs are situated miles apart.
FORGET the superstars of the Premiership - football's biggest rivalry is between Championship neighbours West Bromwich Albion and Wolves.
Jerry Spinelli, the Newbery Award-winning author of Maniac Magee, tells a humorous story of sibling rivalry between 12-year-old Megin and 14-year-old Greg.