McKay again graced the hot seat this week, when he testified before the House—next to four executives from rival oil companies.
“The US cannot tolerate the idea of any rival economic entity,” Stone writes.
The Madea mogul lashed out at Spike Lee this week, two years after his rival's stinging criticism of his work.
Both have as his principal rival a senator from New York, and both selected that rival to be secretary of state.
Instead, Violet is kidnapped and solid to a rival courtesan house, where she is trained by an older courtesan named Magic Gourd.
Gloucester fancied that the opportunity of overthrowing his rival had come.
Until this visit of Austin he had no idea that he would find a rival in his brother.
In this respect the classics have until lately had scarcely a rival.
This degrading humiliation of his rival must certainly be turned to account.
Here I am alone in the wilderness with the girl that all men desire,–and not a rival in sight!
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.