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altercation
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’I am in no mood for more noise and riot,’ thought Nicholas, ’and yet, do what I will, I shall have an altercation with this honest blockhead, and perhaps a blow or two from yonder staff.’
  • It is needless to say, that, by this time, the temper of each young lady was in some slight degree affected by the tone of her conversation, and that a dash of personality was infused into the altercation, in consequence.
  • ’ "Cherizette," said the Lady Flabella, inserting her mouse-like feet in the blue satin slippers, which had unwittingly occasioned the half-playful half-angry altercation between herself and the youthful Colonel Befillaire, in the Duke of Mincefenille’s SALON DE DANSE on the previous night.

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  • The physical altercation between opposing players led to suspensions on both sides.
  • As the Americans were waiting to move on, an altercation broke out in their rear-most rank.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five

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