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  1. rivalriesnoun

    Plural form of rivalry.

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  1. rivalries

    A rivalry is the state of two people or groups engaging in a lasting competitive relationship. Rivalry is the "against each other" spirit between two competing sides. The relationship itself may also be called "a rivalry", and each participant or side a rival to the other. Someone's main rival may be called an archrival. A rivalry can be defined as "a perceptual categorizing process in which actors identify which states are sufficiently threatening competitors". In order for the rivalry to persist, rather than resulting in perpetual dominance by one side, it must be "a competitive relationship among equals". Political scientist John A. Vasquez has asserted that equality of power is a necessary component for a true rivalry to exist, but others have disputed that element.Rivalries traverse many different fields within society and "abound at all levels of human interaction", often existing between friends, firms, sports teams, schools, and universities. Moreover, "families, politicians, political parties, ethnic groups, regional sections of countries, and states all engage in enduring rivalries of varying length and intensity". Rivalries develop from the product of competition and ritualism between different parties. In some cases, rivalry can become "so consuming that actors worry only about whether their actions will harm or benefit their rivals".

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  1. Rivalries

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rivalries in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rivalries in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of rivalries in a Sentence

  1. Kristin Smith Diwan:

    I suspect the impending parliamentary elections are pressing some of these royal rivalries to the surface, royal politics and parliamentary politics are intertwined, due to the power the parliament holds through the constitution to approve the appointment of the crown prince.

  2. Ali Vaez:

    Some Iranian leaders believe that in case of failure, they can count on their neighbors to skirt the sanctions and bank on big power rivalries to undercut the restrictions, but this strategy's success is far from certain, likewise, Russia and China have repeatedly sided with the West in isolating Iran. Similarly doubtful is how much more the economy could recover without meaningful sanctions relief, amidst plummeting oil prices.

  3. Novak Djokovic:

    These two guys made me the player I am today. I think these rivalries have allowed me to grow... and understand what it takes to be on the level that they are on, roger Federer always makes you play your best. My best is what is going to be necessary to win against Roger Federer.

  4. Lane Kiffin:

    When you go to places, you’ve been to USC, all these different places, you see how passionate fans are about certain things, what matters, rivalries, for those to be dismantled for money is kind of a shame.

  5. Rory McIlroy:

    Not really, because it's been... like last year it was Rickie( Fowler), this year it's Jordan, it might be someone else, could have been Tiger, there's been four or five rivalries over the past year so it doesn't really do anything for me.

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