ALTERCATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALTERCATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  noisy quarrel; contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy
Classic Sentence:
1  Heyward saw, by the manner of the scout, that altercation would be useless.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 18
2  They had a rapid altercation, in which they fastened upon each other various strange epithets.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
3  There was a mighty altercation.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12
4  The guns in the rear, aroused and enraged by shells that had been thrown burr-like at them, suddenly involved themselves in a hideous altercation with another band of guns.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
5  They were surrounded by the noises of the monstrous altercation between the two armies.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 18
6  When there, a fresh altercation arose between them, in the course of which Drebber received a blow from the stick, in the pit of the stomach, perhaps, which killed him without leaving any mark.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
7  The deed thoroughly answered: a source of domestic altercation was entirely done away, and it was the means of opening Susan's heart to her, and giving her something more to love and be interested in.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
8  You then, as I understand, followed her home and saw through the window an altercation between her husband and her, in which she doubtless cast his conduct to you in his teeth.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
9  We have met here, a company of friends, for a farewell dinner to a comrade and you carry on an altercation, said Trudolyubov, rudely addressing himself to me alone.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: IV
10  At the front an altercation occurred between an Austrian guide and a Russian general.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XIV
11  Thus the attention of many was attracted by this altercation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 88. The Insult.
12  Besides, there had been no altercation; the assailant had come in so silently and suddenly, that she had been felled before she could look round.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVI
Example Sentence:
1  A youth became involved in an altercation with a police officer over a parking ticket.
2  The boys had an altercation over the umpire's decision.
3  So loud were their voices raised in altercation that the storm without was scarce heeded.