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contend
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • He well knew the futility of trying to contend against witches, so he gave up discouraged.
  • A strange sadness rested upon her features, like icy tears upon the robe of December, as she pointed to the contending elements without, and bade me contemplate the two beings presented.

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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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