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dispute
used in Wuthering Heights

11 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
She disputes his claim.
Definition
challenge, argue about, or fight over
  • She heard the men I sent disputing at the door, and she gathered the sense of Heathcliff's answer.
    Chapter 28 (94% in)
  • 'She did! she did!' sang Linton, sinking into the recess of his chair, and leaning back his head to enjoy the agitation of the other disputant, who stood behind.
    Chapter 23 (40% in)
  • 'Only Ellen and I were disputing concerning your health.
    Chapter 26 (82% in)
  • Heathcliff fixed Catherine's arm under his: though she disputed the act at first evidently; and with rapid strides he hurried her into the alley, whose trees concealed them.
    Chapter 29 (99% in)

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  • Pray don't begin to dispute with him.
    Chapter 18 (66% in)
  • Having no desire to be entertained by a cat-and-dog combat, I stepped forward briskly, as if eager to partake the warmth of the hearth, and innocent of any knowledge of the interrupted dispute.
    Chapter 3 (90% in)
  • 'I hate you to be fidgeting in MY presence,' exclaimed the young lady imperiously, not allowing her guest time to speak: she had failed to recover her equanimity since the little dispute with Heathcliff.
    Chapter 8 (77% in)
  • Even you, Nelly, if we have a dispute sometimes, you back Isabella at once; and I yield like a foolish mother: I call her a darling, and flatter her into a good temper.
    Chapter 10 (44% in)
  • And I related the scene in the court, and, as near as I dared, the whole subsequent dispute.
    Chapter 11 (47% in)
  • 'There is no clause in the will to secure it so: his property would go to me; but, to prevent disputes, I desire their union, and am resolved to bring it about.'
    Chapter 21 (26% in)
  • He opened them suddenly, and resigned the object of dispute; but, ere she had well secured it, he seized her with the liberated hand, and, pulling her on his knee, administered with the other a shower of terrific slaps on both sides of the head, each sufficient to have fulfilled his threat, had she been able to fall.'
    Chapter 27 (47% in)

There are no more uses of "dispute" in Wuthering Heights.

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