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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Maggie, thinking it was no use to contend further, began too, and ate up her half puff with considerable relish as well as rapidity.
  • Maggie felt a deep movement of compunction; for the moment, her mind ceased to contend against what she felt to be cruel and unreasonable, and in her self-blame she justified her brother.

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  • If any one strongly impressed with the power of the human mind to triumph over circumstances will contend that the parishioners of Basset might nevertheless have been a very superior class of people, I have nothing to urge against that abstract proposition; I only know that, in point of fact, the Basset mind was in strict keeping with its circumstances.

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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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