CONTENTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONTENTION
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contention
 n.  competing as for profit or prize
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  So suddenly and smartly did he do this, that we all stopped in our foolish contention.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
2  In the commission this question had been a ground of contention between several departments.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 14
3  The advance, with Heyward at its head, had already reached the defile, and was slowly disappearing, when the attention of Cora was drawn to a collection of stragglers by the sounds of contention.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
4  Then, recollecting the utter uselessness of contention with such a nature, she shut her lips resolutely, gathered herself up, and walked out of the room.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
5  She felt how unprofitable contention would be.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
6  Poor Mary little thought it would be such a bone of contention when she gave it me to keep, only two hours before she died.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  We will not dispute it; my contention was absurd.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: II
8  Anna Mikhaylovna, stooping, quickly caught up the object of contention and ran into the bedroom.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIV
9  But, indeed, there can be no better witness to the truth of my contention than Titus Livius himself.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X.
10  This is more particularly the case with republics, as in Tuscany for example; for contention and rivalry have always made, and always will make it extremely hard for one republic to bring another into subjection.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XII.
11  Hitherto Ethan Frome had been content to think him a mean fellow; but now he positively invited a horse-whipping.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
12  Not content with Stuart alone, she had set her cap for Brent as well, and with a thoroughness that overwhelmed the two of them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
13  The barbecue was over and all were content to take their ease while sun was at its height.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
14  They had been kind in Savannah, but James and Andrew and their wives were old and content to sit quietly and talk of a past in which Scarlett had no interest.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
15  She was seventeen years old and she had a husband lying at Oakland Cemetery and a baby in his cradle at Aunt Pittypat's and everyone thought she should be content with her lot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence: (74 in 5 pages)
1  There's a lot of contention about that issue - for every person firmly in favour, there's someone fiercely against it.
2  His contention was that world trade barriers should be canceled.
3  Her main contention is that staff should get better training.
4  Her main contention is that doctors should do more to encourage healthy eating.
5  The main bone of contention is the temperature level of the air-conditioners.
6  A particular source of contention is plans to privatise state-run companies.
7  The teams were in fierce contention for first place.
8  Acting on the contention that facts are sacred, reporters can cause untold suffering to individuals by publishing details about their private lives.
9  He attained a good old age and died content.
10  Chemical analysis revealed a high content of copper.
11  I understand you have called content, and you don't understand is that I cherish.
12  I understand you have called content, and you don't understand is th.
13  If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certaintics.
14  The government should issue clear guidelines on the content of religious education.
15  When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.