Contention [noun]

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He has felt strongly, and he was feeling strongly now; he was feeling passionately—that was my whole contention.

I knew not that contention could be rendered so sweet and pleasurable a thing to the nerves as I then felt it.

Dorothy had tried her best to relieve Letty of half her burthen, and in return had been made a bone of contention between them.

Woe is me, my mother: why hast thou borne me a man of strife, a man of contention to all the earth?

Whether a description is clear, exact and sufficient is a question for the jury whenever it is a matter of legal contention.

I was always a bone of contention and it was, perhaps, as well in some respects that I was sent away, only mother missed me so.

The other drummer appealed to the stage-driver to support his contention that the court's action was novel, but entirely just.

It was the old contention over enlistments, each leader charging the other with stealing men.

The contention that cess was altogether illegal did not recommend itself to the Queen or her Ministers.

Neither are we able to support the contention that it takes its rise in the archaic “woundy,” which perished in the same fires.