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contend
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • — I have had to contend against the unkindness of his sister, and the insolence of his mother; and have suffered the punishment of an attachment, without enjoying its advantages.
  • Elinor would not contend, and only replied, "Whoever may have been so detestably your enemy, let them be cheated of their malignant triumph, my dear sister, by seeing how nobly the consciousness of your own innocence and good intentions supports your spirits.

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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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