Examples of contention in a Sentence
- Tiger Woods splashed his way into contention in the New Zealand Open … shooting a four under par to close within six strokes of the lead. —New York Times, 13 Jan. 2002
- The issues behind the protest are the usual bones of collective-bargaining contention: pay increases, vacation time, union membership. —Louis Menand, New Yorker, 17 & 24 June 2002
- Science, and academic scholarship in general, the contention these days goes, is too subjective. Some even allege it's entirely subjective, as is, they say, history. —Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World, 1996
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That has been a source of contention for years.
He is in contention for the Olympic medal.
Recent Examples of contention from the Web
But Johnson sided with Rialmo's contention that LeGrier swung the bat at him.
In 2016, Apple successfully pushed to have a rifle emoji removed from the standardized collection of icons, a decision that was not surrounded by much contention as the argument was that a pistol emoji already existed.
To help prove the regime's contention that the Islamist rebels are extremists, the army showed the group of journalists a church whose contents were set on fire by the rebels, the crucifix yanked off.
Farrell, who is free to leave the organization for a managing position at any time, ultimately might prefer a team that is closer to contention. 1.
Before Embiid went down, there was a contention that Simmons should be docked points for not being his team’s primary option the way Donovan Mitchell has been for the Jazz.
The Pacers were still technically in contention to win the Central Division.. ▪ Oladipo appears to be a strong candidate for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award.
By comparison, the team’s current predicament of being stuck just short of championship contention but still boasting multiple assets does not seem so terrible.
The following Sunday at Phoenix Raceway, Elliott got his revenge by bumping Hamlin into the wall, which knocked him out of the race and cup title contention.
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Origin and Etymology of contention
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
ball game, battle, combat, competition, conflict, confrontation, contest, dogfight, duel, face-off, grapple, match, rivalry, strife, struggle, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tug-of-war, war, warfare;
Synonym Discussion of contention
- a political party long racked by discord
- during his brief reign the empire was never free of civil strife
- the conflict of freedom and responsibility
- several points of contention about the new zoning law
- religious dissension threatened to split the colony
- cultural variances that work against a national identity
CONTENTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of contention for English Language Learners
: something (such as a belief, opinion, or idea) that is argued or stated
: anger and disagreement
: a situation in which you have a chance to win something that you are trying to win
CONTENTION Defined for Kids
Definition of contention for Students
- It's my contention that watching television is a waste of time.
- She's in contention for the gold medal.
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