contention

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  • The river's water has been a source of contention for many years.
  • Another point of contention is the number of children who would actually benefit.
  • The contentions with those on top have ever been of the blood-red order. Cited from Confiscation, An Outline, by William Greenwood
  • It has been a point of contention for more than a century.
  • For the first time, it became important what people thought, as forms of political contention changed.
  • The first two points are often the source of contention on a case-to-case basis.
  • The contentions of parties in England are very different from those among us. Cited from The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII, by Jonathan Swift
  • The matter of production here became the point of major contention.
  • He was in contention for the title until late in the year, eventually finishing third.
  • He remained in Test contention for a short time, but was not selected.
  • Since that time the fate of this territory has become an issue of contention for both countries.
  • His own will was more frequently opposed to mine, and his contentions for victory longer and longer continued. Cited from Home Scenes, and Home Influence, T.S. Arthur
  • Use of the term has been a point of contention within the Republican Party.
  • His many contentions are noted at length in the court records. Cited from Witchcraft Delusion In Colonial Connecticut (1647-1697), John M. Taylor
  • It became a subject of contention however as the reputation of William grew.
  • However, this barrier became a major issue of contention between the two sides.
  • The Constitution provides the time, place and manner in which these contentions must be settled. Cited from Autobiography of Seventy Years, Vol. 1-2, by George Hoar
  • Much contention surrounds the issue of fair trade products becoming a part of large companies.
  • His third round is also excellent and moves him into contention.
  • Certain disputes during play may also be settled with a ball-up from the point of contention.
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Words starting with contention

Meaning of contention

  • noun A point asserted as part of an argument