Its dome, as it appears in a bas-relief, must have rivalled that of St. Peter's at Rome; but no trace of it now remains.
And he laughed with a cackle a demon could not have rivalled.
In his double capacity, he might have more than rivalled in the Crimea even our “General Soyer.”
The success of this play was rivalled by Gogol's comedy, "The Revisor."
This was also invented later by another inventor, and is in use to-day, but will naturally be rivalled by wireless telegraphy.
The narrow, shelving beach, rivalled the whiteness of a fresh snow-drift.
The greyhounds,17 however, kept up their price; and the Scottish falcons were only rivalled by those of Norway.
The boys also rivalled the Indians in the skill with which they would throw the tomahawk.
The progress of Bowles rivalled that of the historic tortoise.
Kate was dressed in a gown that rivalled the snow itself in whiteness.
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.