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as in:  She contended that...

Her lawyer contends that the contract isn’t valid.
  to claim that something is true
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contention contend contends contended contending contentions
Strongly Associated with:   contentious, contented
Note:  this is also frequently seen in the form "Her contention was..."
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  • Her lawyer contends that the contract isn’t valid.
  • She contends that they quoted her out of context.
  • He stopped, satisfied that he had proved his contention.
    London, Jack  --  The Valley of the Moon
  • Whose idealism could survive all that? A good bit of evidence exists to support Linderman’s contention that it did not survive.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865

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  • When Colonel Lloyd’s slaves met the slaves of Jacob Jepson, they seldom parted without a quarrel about their masters; Colonel Lloyd’s slaves contending that he was the richest, and Mr. Jepson’s slaves that he was the smartest, and most of a man.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Do you know, Mr. Proctor, that the entire contention of the state in these trials is that the voice of Heaven is speaking through the children?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • PUTNAM—at the moment he is intent upon getting Parris, for whom he has only contempt, to move toward the abyss: Mr. Parris, I have taken your part in all contention here, and I would continue; but I cannot if you hold back in this.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • The dis—United States would fragment into several petty, squabbling autocracies, proving the contention of European monarchists and reactionaries that this harebrained experiment in democracy could not last.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • I contend, that ... wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure 
  • He contends that the styles shouldn’t be mixed.

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  • He contended that Communism had no future
  • We will not dispute it; my contention was absurd.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  Notes from the Underground
  • It goes to prove my contention that art should never be anything else.
    Shaw, George Bernard  --  Pygmalion
  • The justice of her contention came abruptly home to Sheldon.
    London, Jack  --  Adventure
  • Strangely enough, I can give evidence that will demolish one contention of the prosecution.
    Christie, Agatha  --  The Mysterious Affair at Styles
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Associated words [difficulty]:   contend [3] , contentious [4] , contented [1]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Logic & Reasoning, Public Policy & Politics, Personal Finance, Sports
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