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A competition between runners, horses, vehicles, etc. to see which is the fastest in covering a set course
“Now whether he has the horses to run the race is a whole other story.”
A group of people descended from a common ancestor
“A prince of the race of Solomon.”
A situation in which individuals or groups compete to be first to achieve a particular objective
“The offence went unpunished and possession was lost and in the race to get back Nick Carter made a desperate tackle and was sin-binned.”
A strong or rapid current flowing through a narrow channel in the sea or a river
“The sea was grey and the tide race choppy, but it was beautiful, in a wild way.”
Each of the major divisions of humankind, having distinct physical characteristics
“Haitians have been excluded because of their race and economic condition.”
A group of people sharing the same culture, history, language, etc.; an ethnic group
“We are trying to find out why the British as a race find it amazingly funny to take their clothes off.”
A group or set of people or things with a common feature or features
“They treat the elderly like they treat travellers or gays or ethnic groups or women or whoever as a race apart, not as normal citizens.”
Stream, river
Move or progress swiftly or at full speed
“Jeff and Kelli laughed, then raced out of the room.”
Compete with another or others to see who is fastest at covering a set course or achieving an objective
“Now everything is geared up for a dramatic conclusion this Sunday as the sport's top riders race to the wire in search of title glory.”
“Dogs would race the train furiously.”
“Her heart raced uncontrollably.”
“Economic growth raced ahead.”
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