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debate
 n.  discussion; dispute; discussion involving opposing points
Classic Sentence: (60 in 5 pages)
1  The Welly Brys, after much debate, and anxious counsel with their newly acquired friends, had decided on the bold move of giving a general entertainment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
2  In the debate as to whether there should be veal loaf or poached egg on hash, she had no chance to be heretical and oversensitive.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  She spent four winters in building up the Debating Society, and when the debate really was lively one Friday afternoon, and the speakers of pieces did not forget their lines, she felt rewarded.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
4  Seeing the throng, Marija abandoned precipitately the debate concerning the ancestors of her coachman, and, springing from the moving carriage, plunged in and proceeded to clear a way to the hall.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
5  They would ask Jurgis if he had worked there yet, and if he meant to; and Jurgis would debate the matter with himself.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 13
6  The contest gradually grew warmer, until it was quite evident the feelings of the speakers began to be somewhat enlisted in the debate.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
7  The instant the matter in discussion was decided, the debate, and everything connected with it, except the result appeared to be forgotten.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
8  Many of the men engaged in a spirited debate.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
9  As he walked along in careless line he was engaged with his own eternal debate.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
10  He got the one glance at the foe-swarming field in front of him, and instantly ceased to debate the question of his piece being loaded.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
11  The youth, who had been holding a bitter debate with himself and casting glances of hatred and contempt at the tattered man, here spoke in a hard voice.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 10
12  Then, they made me dress up, every day; and gentlemen used to come in and stand and smoke their cigars, and look at me, and ask questions, and debate my price.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
13  I heard a very warm debate between two professors, about the most commodious and effectual ways and means of raising money, without grieving the subject.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VI.
14  A grand debate at the general assembly of the Houyhnhnms, and how it was determined.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER IX.
15  In this council was resumed their old debate, and indeed the only debate that ever happened in their country; whereof my master, after his return, give me a very particular account.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER IX.
Example Sentence: (141 in 10 pages)
16  Congress finally adopted the law after a two-year debate.
17  The mood was sombre as the Commons sat down on Wednesday to debate the crisis.
18  Education is the current focus of public debate.
19  Monday's debate on the defense bill lasted all night.
20  These questions are designed to encourage debate.
21  He did not want to enter into a semantic debate.
22  The book will serve to fan the flames of debate like no other.
23  Concern over the rising level of joblessness was a feature of yesterday's debate.
24  His comments provided a focus for debate.
25  The debate about the origins of the universe has been going on throughout recorded history.
26  There is an ongoing debate on the issue.
27  A more important issue underlies this debate.
28  The debate will play out in the meetings and in the media over the next week or two.
29  To add spice to the debate, they disagreed about method and ideology.
30  The debate is becoming polarized and there seems to be no middle ground.