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  • The physical altercation between opposing players led to suspensions on both sides.
  • As the Americans were waiting to move on, an altercation broke out in their rear-most rank.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Actually, two good things had come out of the altercation with Dana Matherson.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • Because of the altercation, I knew I was no longer welcome at the beach house; I also didn’t want to see Randy or Susan or any of the others, which made it impossible to contact Savannah.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John

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  • Officer Romanello hadn’t believed his account about the altercation in the bar.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • "We had to restrain them after an altercation over some bread," says the guard.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • When she was a child she had deviled for a while at the Maycomb Tribune office and had witnessed several altercations, including the last, between Mrs. E.C.B. and Mr. Underwood.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • No, but that little altercation gave me another chance to talk to your dad.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Some sort of …. altercation, confrontation, also happened in the kitchen.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • There was an altercation at the launch.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100

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  • Other diners had begun to turn in their seats, curious about the altercation by the door.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • We got as far as Washington Street in the avenue when [we were] stopped and got into an altercation with an officer….
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Whenever we siblings got into a minor altercation, I can remember it was never Pesza’s fault, even though it might have been.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • The photo shows a bruise on the defendant’s face, and our contention is that she received the bruise during some kind of altercation with Mr. Tester.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • After all Red had been through today—the grueling physical effort and the din and the punishing heat, the altercation with the neighbor and the painful scene with his father—Red was calmly studying that stump to find out how old it was.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The brothers hadn’t talked for a year after the altercation.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • It was because of an altercation I had with a Vertreterin in the women’s barracks when I first arrived last April.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Even the recounting of the altercation with the wolf, once again, reminded her of the power in the blood, at her fingertips.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • This last altercation has given Enobaria and Gloss time to reach the Cornucopia.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • After one altercation when Jem hollered, "It’s time you started bein’ a girl and acting right!"
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Rudy would finish this particular altercation with a black eye, cracked ribs, and a haircut.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • He was a few paces away from them when suddenly the group broke up and two of the men were in violent altercation.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • At the front an altercation occurred between an Austrian guide and a Russian general.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Thus the attention of many was attracted by this altercation.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Heyward saw, by the manner of the scout, that altercation would be useless.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Just a long, poorly lighted platform with loud, furious altercations in Arabic going on somewhere.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Besides, there had been no altercation; the assailant had come in so silently and suddenly, that she had been felled before she could look round.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The only trouble in her file was a slight altercation early in the year when a teacher reprimanded her for bringing obscene literature—Fear of Flying—into the classroom.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • They had a rapid altercation, in which they fastened upon each other various strange epithets.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • The altercation was conducted in a low tone of voice, and terminated in the honest tradesman’s kicking off his clay-soiled boots, and lying down at his length on the floor.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • My altercation with Russ left me shaking—the idea that I could make it this far only to be turned away by a teenager with a pierced lip was horrifying.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Having the advantage of her in altitude, the driver had stood his ground and even ventured to attempt to speak; and the result had been a furious altercation, which, continuing all the way down Ashland Avenue, had added a new swarm of urchins to the cortege at each side street for half a mile.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • For example, three of the men, throughout their lives, had been frequently involved in fights which were not ordinary altercations, and which would have become homicidal assaults if not stopped by others.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Before she saw them Edna could hear them in altercation, the woman—plainly an anomaly—claiming the right to be allowed to perform her duties, one of which was to answer the bell.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • Sancho retorted, and the goatherd rejoined, and the altercation ended in their seizing each other by the beard, and exchanging such fisticuffs that if Don Quixote had not made peace between them, they would have knocked one another to pieces.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • And, assuredly, he was, out of all those present, the only one who had not deigned to turn his head at the altercation between Coppenole and the usher.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Fortunately, his math class is the next doorway and he slips into the almost empty classroom, relieved to have avoided an altercation.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Often it had occurred to me in my ponderings upon the subject, that had that altercation taken place in the public street, or at a private residence, it would not have terminated as it did.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • She had no contact with the outside world since the violent altercation she had had with her husband over her having decided Memes fate without his consent.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • No one saw this little altercation, for very few persons were in the car, and they were attempting to doze.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • There was a little altercation between her and Steerforth about a cast of the dice at back gammon — when I thought her, for one moment, in a storm of rage; and then I saw it start forth like the old writing on the wall.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Then began a curious three-cornered altercation.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • V Nicole went to the window and bent over the sill to take a look at the rising altercation on the terrace; the April sun shone pink on the saintly face of Augustine, the cook, and blue on the butcher’s knife she waved in her drunken hand.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • There ended the altercation.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • He provoked quarrels and altercations in defense of him and succeeded in bringing some people round to his side.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • He circled on tiptoe the grotesque debris and came near a doorway containing a crying soldier holding a saturated handkerchief to his mouth, supported as he sagged by two other soldiers waiting in grave impatience for the military ambulance that finally came clanging up with amber fog lights on and passed them by for an altercation on the next block between a civilian Italian with books and a slew of civilian policemen with armlocks and clubs.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • By this time Mr. and Mrs. Chadband and Mrs. Snagsby, hearing the altercation, have appeared upon the stairs.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • In the course of the altercation the dean remarked that he "might as well buy the taxicab."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • …to confound the innocent with the guilty when they were in accidental companionship, he knew already; and that deeply-laid plans for the destruction of inconveniently knowing or over-communicative persons, had been really devised and carried out by the Jew on more occasions than one, he thought by no means unlikely, when he recollected the general nature of the altercations between that gentleman and Mr. Sikes: which seemed to bear reference to some foregone conspiracy of the kind.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
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