But why, in God's name, compete with Orthodoxy in the worship of idols?
While she could follow a Reagan-like path and compete again, her loss would create a perilous split in the Republican Party.
"They must be planning to either embrace it or compete with it," Lenat says.
In this case, there was probably more going on than he maybe rightly realized before he decided to compete this year.
“They wanted you to compete with each other,” said a Harvard undergraduate.
Suppose I allowed Mr. Brent to make love to me, as he's very willing to do, would you be sufficiently interested to compete.
In certain elements of grandeur none other can compete with it.
He had made the mistake of trying to be a society man, to compete with those whose incomes were many times as large as his own.
And all because they compete for the cents of Irish-American slaveys and bootblacks.
But I have, in the interests of peace, consented to allow you to compete this afternoon.
1610s, " to enter or be put in rivalry with," from Middle French compéter "be in rivalry with" (14c.), or directly from Late Latin competere "strive in common," in classical Latin "to come together, agree, to be qualified," later, "strive together," from com- "together" (see com-) + petere "to strive, seek, fall upon, rush at, attack" (see petition (n.)).
Rare 17c., revived from late 18c. in sense "to strive (alongside another) for the attainment of something" and regarded early 19c. in Britain as a Scottish or American word. Market sense is from 1840s (perhaps a back-formation from competition); athletics sense attested by 1857. Related: Competed; competing.