An unprecedented liberal, His Holiness had secured the papacy through one of the most controversial and unusual conclaves in Vatican history.
The controversial, neomodern glass pyramid designed by Chinese-born American architect I. M. Pei still evoked scorn from traditionalists who felt it destroyed the dignity of the Renaissance courtyard.
The threehundred-page draft—tentatively titled Symbols of the Lost Sacred Feminine—proposed some very unconventional interpretations of established religious iconography which would certainly be controversial.
Finally, Langdon offered some of his own research—a series of symbologic connections that strongly supported the seemingly controversial claims.
Facilities like this had become controversial in the art community because they provided a perfect place for art thieves to hide stolen goods, for years if necessary, until the heat was off.
"As you are well aware," the secretariat said, "His Holiness and others in Rome have been concerned lately with the political fallout from Opus Dei’s more controversial practices."
There are no more uses of "controversial" in the book.
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It might be a good idea, as long as your grade comes up and you don’t get controversial.
Laurie Halse Anderson -- The Impossible Knife of Memory
My father also loved to write poetry, sometimes about love, but often on controversial themes such as honor killings and women’s rights.