in conflict


: different in a way that prevents agreement
They're in conflict over which car to buy.
usually + with
The law is in conflict with the state's constitution.
Her ideas were in direct conflict with those of her professor.
: in a struggle for power, property, etc.
The two clans were in constant conflict (with one another).

Examples of in conflict in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in conflict areas like Gaza, raw lemon and weeds. Fatma Tanis, NPR, 6 June 2024 Kin sided with the city’s legal team, concluding that L.A.’s law on homelessness emergencies is not in conflict with either city or state laws. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2024 The judge finds himself in conflict with his own family, his wife and two daughters, as the regime cracks down on protesters. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 May 2024 Our voice can help ensure accountability and push for measures that protect civilians in conflict zones, aligning with our values and the international community’s expectations. Baltimore Sun Media, Baltimore Sun, 11 Apr. 2024 Read More: How Internet Shutdowns Wreak Havoc in India 173 of the shutdowns in 2023 occurred in conflict zones and corresponded to acts of violence. Astha Rajvanshi, TIME, 16 May 2024 The comments were Blinken's first public remarks on the report, which looked at use of U.S. weapons in conflict zones such as Israel and Ukraine. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 12 May 2024 Unfortunately, sometimes these priorities are in conflict. Daniel Biss, Chicago Tribune, 8 May 2024 Any arrangement that would have the effect of restoring the sculptures to Greece seemed to be in conflict with the British Museum’s official position. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 6 May 2024

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“In conflict.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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