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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

Christlike communications are expressions of affection and not anger, truth and not fabrication, compassion and not contention, respect and not ridicule, counsel and not criticism, correction and not condemnation. They are spoken with clarity and not with confusion. They may be tender or they may be tough, but they must always be tempered.
L. Lionel Kendrick

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

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

What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments, the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who engage in contention for power.
William S. Paley

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