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Candide
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  • They disputed fifteen successive days, and on the last of those fifteen days, they were as far advanced as on the first.
  • At length I saw all our Italian women, and my mother herself, torn, mangled, massacred, by the monsters who disputed over them.
  • What! have you no monks who teach, who dispute, who govern, who cabal, and who burn people that are not of their opinion?
  • In the middle of this dispute they heard the report of cannon; it redoubled every instant.
  • While they were disputing on this important subject and waiting for Cunegonde, Candide saw a young Theatin friar in St. Mark’s Piazza, holding a girl on his arm.
  • Candide disputed the point a little, but with discretion.
  • "Let us work," said Martin, "without disputing; it is the only way to render life tolerable."
  • Candide, Martin, and Pangloss sometimes disputed about morals and metaphysics.
  • While Candide, the Baron, Pangloss, Martin, and Cacambo were relating their several adventures, were reasoning on the contingent or non-contingent events of the universe, disputing on effects and causes, on moral and physical evil, on liberty and necessity, and on the consolations a slave may feel even on a Turkish galley, they arrived at the house of the Transylvanian prince on the banks of the Propontis.
  • We were continually disputing, and received twenty lashes with a bull’s pizzle when the concatenation of universal events brought you to our galley, and you were good enough to ransom us."
  • How can I have any esteem for a writer who has spoiled Tasso’s hell and the devil, who transforms Lucifer sometimes into a toad and other times into a pigmy, who makes him repeat the same things a hundred times, who makes him dispute on theology, who, by a serious imitation of Ariosto’s comic invention of firearms, represents the devils cannonading in heaven?
  • Such spectacles as these increased the number of their dissertations; and when they did not dispute time hung so heavily upon their hands, that one day the old woman ventured to say to them: "I want to know which is worse, to be ravished a hundred times by negro pirates, to have a buttock cut off, to run the gauntlet among the Bulgarians, to be whipped and hanged at an auto-da-fe, to be dissected, to row in the galleys—in short, to go through all the miseries we have undergone, or to…

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  • She disputes his claim.
  • The area has long been a source of dispute between India and Pakistan.

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