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 Sentences of controversial
Definition:
a. controvertible; disputable
a. arousing or producing debate or discussion of opposing opinions
Example:
In fact one of the main criticisms of Mr. Brown is that throughout the last ten years he's been particularly adept at avoiding association with some of Mr. Blair's more controversial decisions.
Members of the National Anti-Corruption Committee unanimously decided to indict Yingluck for dereliction of duty over her government's controversial rice subsidy scheme, NACC member Wicha Mahakun told reporters in Bangkok Thursday.
Sentence in Classic:
We are also to observe that upon our continent, this distemper is like religious controversy, confined to a particular spot.
Candide By Voltaire Context
I have spoken above of the effects produced in Rome by the controversies between the commons and the senate.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
So that controversies, wranglings, disputes, and positiveness, in false or dubious propositions, are evils unknown among the Houyhnhnms.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
With this controversy, and with the means he had adopted to counteract this clerical persecution, Cedric found the mind of his friend Athelstane so fully occupied, that it had no room for another idea.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
This left no room for controversy about the title, nor for encroachment on the right of others; what portion a man carved to himself, was easily seen; and it was useless, as well as dishonest, to carve himself too much, or take more than he needed.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke Context
Bazin, who had been standing listening to all this controversy with a pious jubilation, sprang toward them, took the breviary of the curate and the missal of the Jesuit, and walked respectfully before them to clear their way.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
Magua seemed also content to rest the controversy as well as all further communication there, for he resumed the leaning attitude against the rock from which, in momentary energy, he had arisen.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context