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emulation (2 is the most freq. S. use)
1. endeavour or ambition to equal or excel Cor. I. x. 12, Lucr. 1808.
2. ambitious or jealous rivalry, contention between rivals 1H6 IV. i. 113 “Such factious e-s,” R3 II. iii. 25, Troil. II. ii. 212, Cæs. II. iii. 14.
3. grudge against the superiority of others Troil. I. iii. 134 “an envious fever Of pale and bloodless ”
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