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Definition of Emulation


  1. The endeavor to equal or to excel another in qualities or actions; an assiduous striving to equal or excel another; rivalry.
  2. Jea/ous rivalry; envy; envious contention.

Emulation Quotations

Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.
Samuel Johnson

Young gentlemen, who are to display their knowledge to the world, should have every motive of emulation, should be formed into regular classes, should read and dispute together, should have all the honors, and, if one may say so, the pomp of learning set before them, to call up their ardor. It is their business, and they should apply to it as such.
Anna Letitia Barbauld

The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation.
Jimmy Carter

Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation.
Henry Fielding

There is a strange impulse in many to protect Bible characters and to use them as inspiration... as if sanctification happens as a result of emulation.
Tullian Tchividjian
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Emulation Translations

emulation in German is Nacheiferung, Wetteifer, Nachbildung
emulation in Italian is emulazione, emulazione
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