CONTENTION in a Sentence

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 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
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXVI
2  In the commission this question had been a ground of contention between several departments.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
5  She felt how unprofitable contention would be.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  We will not dispute it; my contention was absurd.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence: (74 in 5 pages)
16  Go through your shopping list with a critical eye for foods with a high fat content.
17  Despite its very low fat content, it is deliciously creamy.
18  Poor and content is rich and rich enough.
19  To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problem of content.
20  It does sometimes help to know the nutritional content of foods.
21  I'm perfectly content just to lie in the sun.
22  For once, his usually verbose wife was content to listen.
23  He was content to bide his time patiently, waiting for the opportunity to approach her.
24  The research content is the pattern design of upholstery fabrics.
25  Television commercials might seem more professional but beware of mistaking the gloss for the content.
26  Some large chains of supermarkets publish booklets on calorie, fat, and fibre content of their foods.
27  The President's advisors are content to remain in the background.
28  Never use aluminium as poisonous seepage will react with the plant alkaloids and its vitamin content, thus damaging the therapeutic properties.
29  The brain is hungry not for method but for content, especially the latter which contains generalizations that are powerful, precise, and explicit.
30  Aerators reduce the manure nitrogen content, require fairly high capital investment, and are expensive to operate and maintain.