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Moby Dick
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  • For a few minutes the struggle was intensely critical; for while they still slacked out the tightened line in one direction, and still plied their oars in another, the contending strain threatened to take them under.
  • Now in the present case Erskine contended that the examples of the whale and the lady were reciprocally illustrative of each other.

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as in: She contended that... Define
to claim that something is true
as in: She contended with it Define
to struggle
as in: She contended for the gold medal Define
to compete
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