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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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"It's a good rivalry but it's not unique -- Michael Jordan had rivalries in basketball, there was Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in Formula 1.
Phil Neville "It would be silly for me to start talking about Michael Owen's goal (World Cup 1998), the David Beckham sending-off or the 'Hand of God' goal (by Diego Maradona in World Cup 1986) because it actually doesn't make reference to the history or rivalry on our side.
It's a rivalry that's been there since the start of cricket.
Also, neither Maula Jatt nor Noori Natt has an annoying af fan base that is constantly shting on the other there is clearly defined mutual respect between the two fictional characters and their fans."However, the former Spain and Barcelona star confessed that there are elements to the Ronaldo-Messi rivalry that is similar to the more illustrious Maula-Noori rivalry.
" Thus, the two friends can wrestle in the mud for as long as the director wants, or pull each other's hair to show rivalry on cam as Nura and Velma.
Glashagel played football at Conant in the late '80s and was part of that rivalry madness with fellow Mid-Suburban League foe Schaumburg.
16 was a recent occasion where the intense rivalry came to the fore.
Paul (James McGill Professor of International Relations at McGill University), "The China-India Rivalry in the Globalization Era" is a collection of contributions by international group of leading scholars who examine whether the rivalry between the two countries that began in the 1950s will intensify or dissipate in the twenty-first century.
Rivalry is employed here as a condition of enmity between two states characterized by the frequent use of either military force or images of enmity.
Paul (who is the James McGill Professor of International Relations at McGill University) with the assistance of an international group of leading scholars, "The China-India Rivalry in the Globalization Era" deftly examines in detail whether the rivalry between the two countries that began in the 1950s will intensify or dissipate in the twenty-first century.
Wamalwa said the deal was held after meetings to end the rivalry.