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contend
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • "The consensus of the best metallurgical authorities," he said, "seems to be highly skeptical about Rearden Metal, contending-"
  • 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.

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  • …fissure may appear, 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.

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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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