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Definition of Contention

Contention

  1. A violent effort or struggle to obtain, or to resist, something; contest; strife.
  2. Strife in words; controversy; altercation; quarrel; dispute; as, a bone of contention.
  3. Vehemence of endeavor; eagerness; ardor; zeal.
  4. A point maintained in an argument, or a line of argument taken in its support; the subject matter of discussion or strife; a position taken or contended for.

Contention Quotations

There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
Morihei Ueshiba

Contention is inseparable from creating knowledge. It is not contention we should try to avoid, but discourses that attempt to suppress contention.
Joyce Appleby

It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country.
Hannah Arendt

The Book of Mormon exposes the enemies of Christ. It confounds false doctrines and lays down contention.
Ezra Taft Benson

In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
Anita Brookner
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Contention Translations

contention in German is Wettstreit, Auseinandersetzung {f}, Streit {m}
contention in Latin is decertatio, certamen
contention in Spanish is disputa

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