Examples of controversy in a Sentence
The decision aroused much controversy among the students.
The new movie is a subject of controversy.
There is controversy surrounding the team's decision to trade the star pitcher.
The controversy is over whether he should be fired or not.
A controversy arose over the new law.
Recent Examples of controversy from the Web
Some opponents out there, the ones who stir up controversy, try to bring up these issues that aren’t an issue, only in their own mind.
Alicia has been a beloved character since Fear began—and genre fans were likely already warm on actress Debnam Carey because of her performance on the CW’s The 100, where her character Lexa’s death stirred serious controversy.
Yet while those games similarly stirred controversy and were eventually pulled from popular distribution platforms or otherwise blacklisted, the public’s reaction to Active Shooter sets it apart.
And the immigration minister recently stirred controversy by suggesting that fasting Muslims were a danger to society.
Another case that stirred controversy was that of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed African American 17-year-old who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Florida in 2012 during an altercation.
Two bills stirred controversy Two bills ignited passions on both sides of the child-protection debate.
The teens who hacked Microsoft’s Xbox empire—and went too far Ketamine offers hope—and stirs up controversy—as a depression drug PHOTO ESSAY: Want to hunt aliens?
The Mexican program has also stirred controversy in the U.S., but for different reasons.
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Origin and Etymology of controversy
CONTROVERSY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of controversy for English Language Learners
: argument that involves many people who strongly disagree about something : strong disagreement about something among a large group of people
CONTROVERSY Defined for Kids
legal Definition of controversy
- suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars
- —U.S. Constitution amend. VII
controversialplay \ˌkän-trə-ˈvər-shəl, -ˈvər-sē-əl\ adjective
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