How to use get the upper hand in a sentence

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Spies from Rome And Carthage both trying to get the upper hand, clash between Punic trade mentality and Roman militancy.
The pace was frenetic as neither man wanted to let the other get the upper hand.
We will try not to let anger, resentment, or moodiness get the upper hand in the atmosphere of our home.
Examples from Classical Literature
Whether steam will eventually get the upper hand of the petrol engine is at present uncertain.
The game then see-sawed back and forth with both sides striving to get the upper hand.
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