conflict

All Noun
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  • Each party sent numerous aircraft types to support their sides in the conflict.
  • In a hand-to-hand conflict, he has no time to think. Cited from The Young Franc Tireurs, by G. A. Henty
  • We had a few moments before there could be any hand-to-hand conflict. Cited from Brigands of the Moon, by Ray Cummings
  • He was the god of battle and victory, especially when the conflict involved a foreign power.
  • The genre often features a main conflict between the main character and society.
  • In modern combat, there never is hand to hand conflict if one stands fast. Cited from Battle Studies, by C. Ardant du Picq
  • A moment later he was engaged in a fierce hand-to-hand conflict. Cited from One of the 28th, by G. A. Henty [AKA: George Alfred Henty]
  • The two states had three major conflicts against each other over the course of their existence.
  • Most of them have been in hand-to-hand conflict with the Germans. Cited from New York Times Current History: The European War, Jan 23, 1915 V.1 N.4
  • It was claimed that joining a union would be in conflict with national security.
  • Goals frequently cannot be separated from each other and often conflict.
  • However, over time he becomes conflicted between his duty and his love for her.
  • A queen is placed in a column that is known not to cause conflict.
  • This became the inspiration for the body of works known as the conflict theory.
  • Once the new states began to form, conflicts among them began.
  • "It is going to be a hand-to-hand conflict, then?" Cited from TCB On The Plains, by Edgar B.P. Darlington
  • There have been some notable cases of conflict though.
  • He is conflicted, but he tells her that he will turn her in.
  • Yet there are few recorded conflicts between these early settlers and the native population.
  • The conflicts also have more time to develop than in short stories.
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Meaning of conflict

  • noun An open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine, police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs
  • noun Opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
    he was immobilized by conflict and indecision
  • noun A state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests
    his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post, a conflict of loyalties
  • noun An incompatibility of dates or events
    he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings
  • noun Opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
    this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing
  • verb Be in conflict
    The two proposals conflict!
  • verb Go against, as of rules and laws
    He ran afoul of the law, This behavior conflicts with our rules