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contend
Used in
Atlas Shrugged
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  • Mrs. Taggart did not approve of extremes; she had been prepared to contend with an extreme of the opposite kind, if necessary; she found herself thinking that this was worse.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "The consensus of the best metallurgical authorities," he said, "seems to be highly skeptical about Rearden Metal, contending-" "Drop it, Jim."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …though the length of this period cannot be predicted. . . . . The possibility of a molecular reaction, at present unknown, cannot be entirely discounted. . . . . Although the tensile strength of the metal is obviously demonstrable, certain questions in regard to its behavior under unusual stress are not to be ruled out. . . . Although there is no evidence to support the contention that the use of the metal should be prohibited, a further study of its properties would be of value."  (not reviewed by editor)

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