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contend -- as in: She contended with it
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as in: She contended with it Define
to struggle
  • She contends with headaches.
  • Politicians have to contend with false attacks.
  • Against death, we contend in vain.
  • The thought of leaving my friends was decidedly the most painful thought with which I had to contend.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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  • "If I’m gonna do this, I gotta do it, be the old me. I need something to dive into."
      Relief flooded Thomas. He’d grown sick of all the contention.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • contending ’gainst obedience,
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Such was the formidable rival with whom Ichabod Crane had to contend,
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • I have had enough contention since I came; I want no more.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • heard two voices in loud and angry contention
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • I know of such cases; and it is worthy of remark that such slaves invariably suffer greater hardships, and have more to contend with, than others.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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  • Despite its diminutive size, the bot still had to contend with a problem endemic to ROVs: its tether.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • To further complicate matters, they would have to contend with the thick tether cable sprouting out the top.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • They were powerful forces to contend with.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Will you contend with him?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • I know Mr. Parris be arguin’ with farmers all yesterday—there is great contention, sir, about the cows.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Contention make him weep, sir; it were always a man that weep for contention.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Contention make him weep, sir; it were always a man that weep for contention.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Now it was starvation, causing us to eat our own flesh;—now we were contending with the waves, and were drowned;—now we were overtaken, and torn to pieces by the fangs of the terrible bloodhound.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • has to contend with wind and seismic activity
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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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