CONTROVERSY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONTROVERSY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
controversy
 n.  a lot of disagreement or argument about something
Classic Sentence:
1  After much controversy and wrangling, these factions would presently proceed to bloodshed, to pulling down houses, plundering property, and all the other violent courses usual in divided cities.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXVII.
2  procreation and mutual support and assistance whilst they are together; but only decides any controversy that may arise between man and wife about them.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
3  It is pitiable that frantic efforts must be made at critical times to get law-makers in some States even to listen to the respectful presentation of the black man's side of a current controversy.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IX
4  Many hundred large volumes have been published upon this controversy: but the books of the Big-endians have been long forbidden, and the whole party rendered incapable by law of holding employments.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
5  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
6  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
7  We are also to observe that upon our continent, this distemper is like religious controversy, confined to a particular spot.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In IV
8  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI.
9  Wherefore, it seems to me worth while to consider whether the government of Rome could ever have been constituted in such a way as to prevent like controversies.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI.
10  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
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VIII.
11  I have had controversies about it with experienced whalemen afloat, and learned naturalists ashore.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
12  But of all their controversies, none was so bitter as the one that took place over the windmill.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
13  I assure you I have no desire to be controversial.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
Example Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  His views have excited a lively controversy among fellow scientists.
2  Many of the papers focus their attention on the controversy surrounding the Foreign Secretary.
3  The new system is the focus of controversy.
4  The British media have created a fierce controversy over Oxford's admission procedures and elitism in general.
5  The network ran into controversy over claims of faked documentary footage.
6  All the arguments and counter-arguments serve to emphasize the controversy surrounding this disease.
7  His inclusion in the team has caused controversy.
8  He became involved in missionary work in Africa at a very young age and at times stirred controversy.
9  He could be blunt, but he was also erudite, witty and outspoken in an era when bosses have become ever more wary of courting controversy.
10  Information minister Jerry Gana released a statement in which he says there has been an international media conspiracy against Nigeria, to highlight the controversy surrounding the beauty pageant and fanning the flames of violence.
11  The Sochi Olympics have been tainted by myriad controversies during the buildup – from gay rights to corruption – and many expected the Games themselves to be similarly disastrous, with concerns about the intrusiveness of security, the absence of fans and shoddy construction work.
12  The government brought in a controversial law under which it could take any land it wanted.
13  The school's controversial methods have come under examination by the local authority.
14  The candidate tried to run away from controversial issues by pretending to be ill.
15  Her speech steered clear of controversial issues.