Examples of also-ran
Sentences with the noun also-ran
I am not immortal. Faustus and I are the also-ran.
But in the last two years, inexplicable decision-making threatens to reduce their status to that of also-ran.
(Forbes - Business, )
While it still towers over competitors in terms of sales, Wal-Mart’s anemic growth has given it the earnings multiple of an also-ran.
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has looked capable of winning grand slam titles ever since reaching the Australian Open final in 2008 but has always fallen into the category of also-ran.
(The New York Times - Tennis, )
Sunday's victory was driven largely by the popularity Shinzo Abe has won by successfully melding—so far—his own comeback to that of Japan's, a nation that had increasingly been written off as an also-ran.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )
A year ago, Kansas City entered the break an AL Central also-ran. Now, they're elite.
(USA Today - Sports, )
It's last year's model at this year's prices – and it will be an also-ran before it's even hit the shelves.
(ZDNet Australia, )
Twenty years after its founding, Yahoo, which still has a billion people using its apps and websites, is an also-ran in many ad budgets.
(The New York Times - Technology, )
This was meant to be the year that Spurs finally shook off the also-ran tag and made a break for the upper echelons of the Premier League.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )
Google's Chromebook has taken over a dominant position in K-12, making Apple an also-ran in a market it once dominated with its easy-to-use technology.
(Forbes - Technology, )
After years as a perennial also-ran, Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest has emerged as a worthy contender for Southern California Halloween supremacy.
(Brady MacDonald in Los Angeles Times - Travel & Deal Blog, )
OK, so you scrape into the playoffs with a nervy -0 victory over an also-ran to complete a somewhat improbable -1 run to end the Major League Soccer regular season.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )
Arsenal, which has come to be known as a perennial also-ran, is in second in the Premier League, and many people, including bookmakers, don’t believe Leicester City will hold on to first.
(The New York Times - Soccer, )
Twentieth Century Fox wants to prove to fans that it is no longer an also-ran in superhero movies, using X-Men and other Marvel superheroes that is has rights to under a decades' old license.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )
Some will bow out early, calling time at the top despite still having something to offer, knowing that it will prevent them from suffering the possible alternative and becoming an also-ran or worse, a burden.
(The Independent - Motor Racing, )
Bath, back in the shake-up for major honours after an extended period of also-ran anonymity, resigned themselves some time ago to chasing the glittering prizes without their best player, the Springbok flanker Francois Louw.
(The Independent - Sport, )
Rio Ferdinand fears England will remain an international also-ran until they rediscover their identity. 'If you watch Italy, Holland, Spain or Germany playing at youth level, you would know who they are without looking at their shirts,' said Ferdinand.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )
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