Jamblichus, practices secret arts, to outrival Christian magi, 40.
There was no verdure, no flowers, no birds hidden beneath the frondage, and twittering as if to outrival each other.
In our physical geography we shall read marvelous stories that outrival the romances of Dumas and Hugo.
Lorenzo, in competition with his uncle, determined that the Laurel branch should outrival the Diamond.
Other young fellows, that wanted to outrival their companions, had to wait a fortnight for the new medicine to be made.
This surpassingly grand bit of scenery is considered by some people to outrival that pride of all Americans, Niagara Falls.
In short, it is charming, and though things are much better at Rochecotte, there are some here which outrival ours.
I can see that you are going to achieve a reputation that will outrival that of your canine compatriot, unless you have a care.
If wet roses could outrival a maiden in all her freshness, he thought he would like to see it.
1570s, from Latin rivalis "a rival, adversary in love; neighbor," originally, "of the same brook," from rivus "brook" (see rivulet). "One who is in pursuit of the same object as another." The sense evolution seems to be based on the competitiveness of neighbors: "one who uses the same stream," or "one on the opposite side of the stream" A secondary sense in Latin and sometimes in English was "associate, companion in duty," from the notion of "one having a common right or privilege with another." As an adjective 1580s from the noun.
c.1600, from rival (n.). Related: Rivaled; rivaling.