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contend
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Anna Karenina
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contend
Used in
Anna Karenina
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  • And this solution was in favor of Alexey Alexandrovitch's contention.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And listening to the conversation, he supported Sviazhsky's contention.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In the commission this question had been a ground of contention between several departments.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They naively believed that it was their business to lay before the commission their needs and the actual condition of things, and to ask assistance of the government, and utterly failed to grasp that some of their statements and requests supported the contention of the enemy's side, and so spoiled the whole business.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And all of a sudden, instead of his life with his wife being made on an individual pattern, it was, on the contrary, entirely made up of the pettiest details, which he had so despised before, but which now, by no will of his own, had gained an extraordinary importance that it was useless to contend against.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was evident to Levin that Sviazhsky knew an answer to this gentleman's complaints, which would at once demolish his whole contention, but that in his position he could not give utterance to this answer, and listened, not without pleasure, to the landowner's comic speeches.  (not reviewed by editor)

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