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contend
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Macbeth
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as in: She contended with it Define
to struggle
  • contending ’gainst obedience,

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  • She contends with headaches.
  • Politicians have to contend with false attacks.

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  • He is about it: The doors are open; and the surfeited grooms Do mock their charge with snores: I have drugg’d their possets That death and nature do contend about them, Whether they live or die.
  • All our service In every point twice done, and then done double, Were poor and single business to contend Against those honours deep and broad wherewith Your majesty loads our house: for those of old, And the late dignities heap’d up to them, We rest your hermits.

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  • The king hath happily receiv’d, Macbeth, The news of thy success: and when he reads Thy personal venture in the rebels’ fight, His wonders and his praises do contend Which should be thine or his: silenc’d with that, In viewing o’er the rest o’ the self-same day, He finds thee in the stout Norweyan ranks, Nothing afeard of what thyself didst make, Strange images of death.

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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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