• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Rival-hating jealous
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  • Dean William R. Inge
    “Every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. rivalisrivus, a brook.


In literature:

In truth, he had loved the girl as sincerely as he had hated his rival.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
From that time forward the czar hated Sigismund and John, his fortunate rival.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
In truth, he had loved the girl as sincerely as he had hated his rival.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
The battle-ground of rival principles was overshadowed by the baleful wings of the genius of demonic Hate.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)" by John Morley
Yet little by little the Indians came to distrust and hate the rival race.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Little did he dream who was in that boat, that his hated rival was almost within his power.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
The speech has already been covered by our hated rivals.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
Yes, I felt at that moment, as though I could have slain my hated rival with my naked hands.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Talleyrand and he hate each other with the hatred of rival beauties.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844" by Various
The prize he captured on this occasion was Miss Eden's lover, his hated rival.
"In Ancient Albemarle" by Catherine Albertson

In poetry:

Ten years ago, "as the crow flies,"
He remembers the farmer's daughter
And his hated rival, the plumber's mate
Who used to bore holes in the water.
"The Miser" by T W Connor
The writhings of the spirit, doom'd to see
A rival bless'd;-and utter, cold, despair :-
These are its torments !-Are they not enough
To satisfy the most remorseless hate?
"Revenge" by Eliza Acton
As envy pines at good possess’d,
So jealously looks forth distress’d
On good that seems approaching;
And, if success his steps attend,
Discerns a rival in a friend,
And hates him for encroaching.
"Friendship" by William Cowper

In news:

Despite the fact that the New Orleans Saints have won 11 of the last 13 games against their hated rival, the Atlanta Falcons always feel the need to talk trash and make fools of themselves.
Throughout his 19-season NBA career, it would be hard to imagine a more hated rival of Spurs Nation than Karl Malone.
Alabama coach Nick Saban is elated by a team that's bowl eligible, leads the nation in turnover margin, just knocked off a hated rival and has an entire campus buzzing.
Pittsburgh coughs ball up 8 times in losing to hated rival Cleveland Browns.
Loved by audiences, hated by jealous rivals.
With realignment, ACC can't manufacture rivals, but it knows how to generate hate.
He restored the hated treason trials of his predecessor, executing both rivals and close allies, including the head of the Praetorian Guard , his personal protection squad.
Liz Taylor's most shocking secrets are laid bare in a blockbuster new book that reveals her sizzling sex romps, her hate for cute rival Shirley Temple and even a scary suicide attempt.