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).

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web State revenue shortfalls are putting guns in conflict with butter. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 8 May 2023 The reality on the front lines is that Russia needs more manpower, given recent losses and an impending Ukrainian counteroffensive, said Christopher Tuck, an expert in conflict and security at King’s College London. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 12 Apr. 2023 Farrenholz is also climbing in honor of SPC Vincent J Pomante III, 2LT Leonard Cowherd, SPC Philip I. Spakosky and the many others lost in conflict. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 29 Jan. 2023 As season two starts, the Flenory brothers are in conflict as Meech is ready to grow their drug trade beyond Detroit, while Terry chooses to launch a legitimate car-ride service with his father. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 6 Jan. 2023 In Beijing, authorities on Wednesday said a health code showing a negative Covid-19 test would still be required for dining in at restaurants or entering some entertainment venues – in conflict with the national guidelines. Simone Mccarthy, CNN, 8 Dec. 2022 And Heather, who was often in conflict with Mary, doesn’t really want to talk about it. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Sep. 2022 The two countries have been in conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region for decades. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 14 Sep. 2022 The move sets up the IRS to be in conflict with the $14 billion tax preparation industry, which includes major companies such as Intuit, which runs TurboTax, and H&R Block. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, 16 May 2023 See More

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“In conflict.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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