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
Apparently, there is controversy over chest clips in child car seats, due to the impact of the clip against a child's ribcage and internal organs in the case of an accident.
The research on climate change and wildfires in the western U.S. has largely escaped this escalating controversy, perhaps because the body of evidence collected has consistently pointed to the same trend of mega wildfires happening more frequently.
Neither Kendall nor Kylie has responded to the controversy at this time but an Instagram of the shirts posted by Kendall yesterday has since been deleted.
While the cathedral’s brochure makes no mention of the windows’ controversy, a sign has recently been erected near them explaining that a final decision on their disposition is expected in 2018.
The initial episodes of her show, after all, have been overwhelmed by controversy.
Sergey Kislyak is the Russian ambassador at the center of two recent controversies surrounding the Trump administration.
Unassuming salesman Arnold was an unlikely candidate to become embroiled in such a controversy.
Politico's report about Jennings offer comes in the wake of the Trump administration's search for new members amidst staffing controversies.
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Origin and Etymology of controversy
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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
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Legal Definition of controversy
1 : a state of dispute or disagreement suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars — U.S. Constitution amend. VII
2 : a civil action involving a real and immediate dispute between parties with adverse interests
controversial\ˌkän-trə-ˈvər-shəl, -ˈvər-sē-əl\ play adjective
Additional Notes on controversy
Article III of the U.S. Constitution gives the judiciary the power to decide cases and controversies. Article III's limitation of the judicial power to cases or controversies requires that an action brought in the federal court involve parties with standing to sue and questions that are ripe and not moot.
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