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 Meanings and Examples of CLASH
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clash
 v.  make noise by striking against something; dash noisily together; meet in opposition
Classic Sentence: (44 in 3 pages)
1  A severe thought, starting oddly from a clash of words, suddenly traversed the conflict of quips in which Grantaire, Bahorel, Prouvaire, Bossuet, Combeferre, and Courfeyrac were confusedly fencing.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER V—ENLARGEMENT OF HORIZON
2  A clash of principles resembles a clash of elements.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
3  The clash of blades in battle is less dismal, after all, than the clank of the scabbard on the pavement.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
4  Caesar is great, Tacitus is great; God spares these two greatnesses by not allowing them to clash with one another.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
5  At the end of the street there was a significant clash of arms.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER V—END OF THE VERSES OF JEAN PROUVAIRE
6  Meanwhile the city is stirred with mingled agony; and more and more, though my father Anchises' house lay deep withdrawn and screened by trees, the noises grow clearer and the clash of armour swells.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
7  Many a mutual blow they deliver in vain, many an one they redouble on chest and side, sounding hollow and loud: hands play fast about ear and temple, and jawbones clash under the hard strokes.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
8  The Dardanian princes knew the god and the arms of deity, and heard the clash of his quiver as he went.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK NINTH
9  Fortune leads him forward in nowise; Apollo aids not with counsel; and more and more the fierce clash swells over the plains, and the havoc draws nigher on.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TWELFTH
10  Between pigs and human beings there was not, and there need not be, any clash of interests whatever.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
11  Our confidences in you need not clash.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
12  The silence was broken by the clash of the garden gate, a tap at the door, and its opening.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
13  I wouldn't go into that," said Wemmick, evasively, "it might clash with official responsibilities.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLV
14  The clash and glare of sundry fiery Works upon the river-side, arose by night to disturb everything except the heavy and unbroken smoke that poured out of their chimneys.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. MARTHA
15  Amy heard the clash of skates, and looked out with an impatient exclamation.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  The President is eager to avoid a head-on clash with Congress over his health policies.
2  Those black shoes clash with that white skirt.
3  Eight people were wounded in a clash with border guards.
4  Thus reform could involve a clash with the vested interests of local aristocracies.
5  I clash the pan down on the stone floor.
6  Unwilling to injure his opponent in such a pointless clash, Dartagnan simply tried to parry his rival's thrusts.
7  Composer Charles Ives often used dissonance clashing or unresolved chords for special effects in his musical works.
8  The two opposing armies clashed in battle.
9  The color of the curtains clashed with the color of the carpet.
10  Students clashed with police after demonstrations at five universities.
11  Protesters clashed with police outside the embassy.
12  The dustbins clashed as the men emptied them.
13  He clashed frequently with insiders who regarded his management style and his policies as unacceptable, in particular, his insistence that bank help for poor nations be tied in future to their willingness to root out corruption.
14  Anti-North activists clashed with residents of the border area and leftist group members advocating engagement with North Korea.
15  It seems that what lay behind the clashes was disagreement over the list of candidates.