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Definitioncrash together with violent impact; or come into conflict
- 'But it is not necessary,' said Miss Murdstone, 'that these opinions should come into collision here.Chapters 25-27 (62% in)
- 'My love,' said Mr. Micawber, much affected, 'you will forgive, and our old and tried friend Copperfield will, I am sure, forgive, the momentary laceration of a wounded spirit, made sensitive by a recent collision with the Minion of Power — in other words, with a ribald Turncock attached to the water-works — and will pity, not condemn, its excesses.'Chapters 28-30 (7% in)
- Mr. Dick made his two hands revolve very fast about each other a great number of times, and then brought them into collision, and rolled them over and over one another, to express confusion.Chapters 43-45 (69% in)
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