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
- All quotes from QDB.
That has been a source of contention for years.
He is in contention for the Olympic medal.
Recent Examples of contention from the Web
One of the points of contention about the changes is how the city should handle issuing permits to residents who desire to have live music at parties or other gatherings.
Facebook messages support that contention, prosecutors say.
Andrew Napolitano challenged the president's contention (ph) that the Obama administration deliberately spied on his campaign after GOP congressman Trey Gowdy told Martha MacCallum the FBI acted properly.
After seven races, the team is only slightly better than it's been the past few years but remain nowhere near contention for race wins or podiums.
Another point of contention a new program with comedian Michelle Wolf, who famously raised the hackles of conservatives at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in April.
Mbemba has been cut somewhat adrift of first team contention under Benitez, having featured just nine times during Newcastle’s return campaign in the Premier League.
That’s a contention that is hotly disputed by the green power producers, oil and gas companies and the regulators who oversee many of the nation’s power systems — which have been rapidly shifting to cleaner sources of electricity.
In any case, the contention that many of us are wasting much of our time at work is hardly a new one.
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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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