emulousness


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em·u·lous

 (ĕm′yə-ləs)
adj.
1. Eager or ambitious to equal or surpass another.
2. Characterized or prompted by a spirit of rivalry.
3. Obsolete Covetous of power or honor; envious.

[From Latin aemulus; see aim- in Indo-European roots.]

em′u·lous·ly adv.
em′u·lous·ness n.
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16) Mechanists may find in evolution a warrant for exploitative emulousness, but monotheism finds in the same biological fact a history of struggle and triumph, symbiosis, hardship, and creative emergence, whose imperatives are empathy, celebration, intellectual wonderment, and moral regard.