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contentious
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • "Well!" said Stryver, slapping the desk with his contentious hand, opening his eyes wider, and taking a long breath, "if I understand you, Mr. Lorry, I’ll be hanged!"
  • "Never you trouble your head about this man," retorted the contentious Mr. Cruncher; "you’ll have trouble enough with giving your attention to that gentleman.

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  • We started with the most contentious item on the agenda.
  • a central and contentious element of the book

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