01. Larry's main [rival] for the job is a woman who works in another department.
02. The [rivalry] between the two brothers guaranteed that each boy always did his best, in an effort to outdo the other.
03. Police fear violence will explode between the [rival] gangs as a result of the murder.
04. The winner was almost a full minute ahead of his nearest [rival] in the competition.
05. The area has been torn by ethnic [rivalry] between the Serbs and the Kosovars.
06. Regular videos cannot [rival] the picture quality of a DVD.
07. The former [rivals] are now teammates on the national squad.
08. There is a Hebrew proverb which states that [rivalry] between scholars advances wisdom.
09. There is a Turkish proverb which states that there is no rose without a thorn, and no love without a [rival].
10. Benjamin Franklin once observed that he that falls in love with himself will have no [rivals].
11. Pope John Paul II once stated, "We thus denounce the false and dangerous programme of the arms race, of the secret [rivalry] between peoples for military superiority."
12. In 1933, the Nazis, led by Adolf Hitler, came to power in Germany, and by 1934, Hitler had all his [rivals] assassinated, and had total control of Germany.
13. Nuclear [rivals] India and Pakistan are holding talks to bring an end to hostilities in the region.
14. Police have said they believe the murder of the leader of the motorcycle gang is in retaliation for the death of two members of a [rival] gang last month.
15. Although Nigeria was created because of European ambitions and [rivalries] in West Africa, its peoples had a rich history before the colonial borders were defined.
16. In 1873, the [rival] cities of Buda and Pesth were joined together to form the capital city of Hungary.
17. In the 1800s, Afghanistan became a battleground in the [rivalry] between czarist Russia and imperial Britain for control of Central Asia.
18. Ethnic [rivalries] have sparked recent violent clashes in China.
19. The [rivalry] between the Eastern and Western churches of Europe reached a crisis in 1054.

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