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
The back-to-back champion Golden State Warriors loom largest, with the Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder expected to be in contention as well.
The selection process will be led by executive search firm Korn Ferry, which will review candidates with the help of a sub-committee of board members (excluding any board members who are in contention).
If the Ravens are in contention all year—like the Chiefs were last year after drafting Patrick Mahomes—Jackson almost certainly won’t crack the lineup.
Then came a 3-under 67 on Saturday to keep him in contention.
One game and two players will join the entire Astros' 2017 team in contention for numerous ESPY Awards next month.
Cabrera was the game's best hitter heading into those negotiations, and his presence had kept Ilitch's beloved Tigers in contention.
Justin Rose had a chance to do it this year and put himself in contention through the first three rounds.
Another player still right in contention was Massachusets firefighter Matt Parziale, who qualified by winning the US Mid-Amateur title last year.
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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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