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  • n  any competition
    the race for the presidency
  • n  a contest of speed
    the race is to the swift
  • n  people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock
    some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings
  • n  (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
  • n  the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
  • n  a canal for a current of water
  • v  move fast
    The cars raced down the street
  • v  compete in a race
    let's race and see who gets there first
  • v  to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others
  • v  cause to move fast or to rush or race
    The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze

  • The war of words about race between Clinton and Obama could cause the internal crack-up the party fears.
  • In the middle 19th Century softwood clipper ships raced with light cargoes from Australia and China to Europe, riding high, running dry, sailed by full crews of crack sailors .
  • One of the big tests for our nation this election will be whether we (the press, the campaigns, the voters) can handle the complex powder keg that is race in a responsible way that .
News & Articles


  • Jimmie Johnson in Washington Post
    I thought, I don't care if I win this race or not,Johnson said. "I don't care if I finish this damn thing. I'm running into him and get by him one way or another."
  • Lance Armstrong in The Associated Press
    As far as I can tell, neither Senator Obama nor Hillary have lost votes because of their race or gender. They are getting votes, to be sure, because of their race or gender - that's why people tell me Hillary doesn't have a chance of winning... Bill Clinton http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFQgtnAfN-Gd8ODTfDdWrRjwwjDZg Forbes http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2008/01/23/ap4565263.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHsSS_f5KejCUqX3ae09qn_9WtFxg Jan 23, 2008 79843 107585 race Our chances took a knock today," Armstrong said. "I'm not going home, we'll stay in the race and keep trying."

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