in conflict

idiom

1
: 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.
2
: 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 Immunizations in conflict zones Over half of unvaccinated children in 2023 lived in countries experiencing fragility, conflict and vulnerability, the data shows, even though these places account for only 28% of new births worldwide. Maya Davis, CNN, 14 July 2024 Israel and Palestine has been in conflict since the state of Israel was created. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 8 July 2024 Instead of putting defenses in conflict with Barkley in the backfield, Waller in-line and Nabers in the slot or out wide, there is no secret who Daboll will prioritize as a target and no question which player defenses will double team as a result. Pat Leonard, Hartford Courant, 10 June 2024 The solar and roofing industries have been in conflict for years. Kyle J. Russell, USA TODAY, 9 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for in conflict 

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“In conflict.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20conflict. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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