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Word: emulate

Definition: imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)


Sentences Containing 'emulate'

The student may read Homer or AEschylus in the Greek without danger of dissipation or luxuriousness, for it implies that he in some measure emulate their heroes, and consecrate morning hours to their pages.

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