1 So suddenly and smartly did he do this, that we all stopped in our foolish contention.
2 In the commission this question had been a ground of contention between several departments.
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.
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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.
5 She felt how unprofitable contention would be.
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.
7 We will not dispute it; my contention was absurd.
8 Anna Mikhaylovna, stooping, quickly caught up the object of contention and ran into the bedroom.
9 But, indeed, there can be no better witness to the truth of my contention than Titus Livius himself.
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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.
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11 Hitherto Ethan Frome had been content to think him a mean fellow; but now he positively invited a horse-whipping.
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.
13 The barbecue was over and all were content to take their ease while sun was at its height.
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.
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.