To better see all uses of the word
contend
in
Jane Eyre
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
contend
Used In
Jane Eyre
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary

unspecified meaning
  • A woman who could betray me for such a rival was not worth contending for; she deserved only scorn; less, however, than I, who had been her dupe.
  • I contended with my inward dimness of vision, before which clouds yet rolled.

  • Show more
  • I think not; and if I were, it does not much signify; I shall never be called upon to contend for such another.
  • My father, indeed, imposed the determination, but since his death, I have not a legitimate obstacle to contend with; some affairs settled, a successor for Morton provided, an entanglement or two of the feelings broken through or cut asunder — a last conflict with human weakness, in which I know I shall overcome, because I have vowed that I WILL overcome — and I leave Europe for the East.

  • There are no more uses of "contend" in the book.


To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
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
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading