come into conflict

idiom

1
: to be different in a way that prevents agreement
Unfortunately, their goals for the project came into conflict.
often + with
There are cases in which these rules come into conflict with one another.
2
: to enter a situation in which there is a struggle for power, property, etc.
often + with
groups coming into conflict with neighboring tribes

Examples of come into conflict in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, people in the Moorish National Republic have come into conflict with federal and state authorities over their refusal to obey laws and government regulations. Sarah Rumpf-Whitten, Fox News, 27 Jan. 2024 This approach could become a necessity: The U.S. Department of Energy has warned that the land used for solar power and agriculture is similar, meaning that the industries could come into conflict if solar usage continues to grow. IEEE Spectrum, 16 Jan. 2024 The two come into conflict when Godzilla poses a threat to her unhatched egg. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Dec. 2023 There’s usually little doubt about who wields more power in these for-profit/nonprofit relationships, especially when the two sides come into conflict. Maria Aspan, Fortune, 21 Nov. 2023 But several questions remain unanswered, including how exactly carriers will monetize this and whether that business model will come into conflict with evolving net-neutrality regulations. Isabelle Bousquette, WSJ, 3 Nov. 2023 These glorious but unreal fantasies come into conflict in the midst of Pladek’s lush, evocative descriptions of Wisconsin plant life. Charlie Jane Anders, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2023 Coppins relies on dozens of interviews with Romney, as well as hundreds of pages of personal journals and private correspondence, to narrate Romney’s interior journey as his ambitions and principles increasingly come into conflict. Michael Luo, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2023 When those things come into conflict, that's an opportunity for heroism. Nbc Universal, NBC News, 27 Aug. 2023

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“Come into conflict.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20into%20conflict. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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