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In antiquity her fame rivalled that of Homer.
As practical irrigation engineers they are only rivalled by the Chinese.
Having rivalled the exploits of Caesar, he now longed to follow in the steps of Alexander the Great.
His conversational powers rivalled those of Dr Johnson; and, if more of his sayings have not been chronicled for the benefit of posterity, the defect is due to the absence of a Boswell.
In this celebrated campaign the American generals rivalled if they did not excel the exploits of Marlborough, Eugene and Villars, under allied conditions.