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She disputes his claim.
  a disagreement or argument — possibly leading to contesting actions
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  • She disputes his claim.
  • The area has long been a source of dispute between India and Pakistan.
  • She had a dispute with her landlord about whether the noise was unreasonable at a party she hosted.
  • I share his social goals, and wish that we could be allies instead of disputants in the cause of education reform.
    E. D. Hirsch Jr.  -- 07/05/10)

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  • there was a dispute going on between the executioner, the King, and the Queen, who were all talking at once, while all the rest were quite silent, and looked very uncomfortable.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • I took the contrary side, perhaps a little for dispute’s sake.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • In the meantime we will not dispute about them.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • They disputed fifteen successive days, and on the last of those fifteen days, they were as far advanced as on the first.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • He also looked permanently stoned, which my mother never disputed when I pointed it out.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • I waited for her to dispute this with a "Donneven," or maybe an "Mmm-hmm," meant sarcastically, of course.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever

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  • There are always wars and disputes and battles.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • That Nudge never quit yapping, and Angel and Gasman had gotten into disputes like whether the sky was blue and what day this was.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • Other disputes have dragged on for weeks before reaching resolution.
    Al Gore  --  Al Gore Concession Speech
  • Then one night he settled the dispute once and for all.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • This was a territorial dispute.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Cool Heads Will Settle Disputes
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • There’s no disputing what we found.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • He had never felt so useless, and would have said so, if it weren’t for the fear that not one of his friends would dispute it.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • * There’s an arcane dispute waiting for anyone who wants to have one about the meaning of the phrase "West Coast offense."
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • It is a matter of dispute among historians whether the accusers focused more attention on the alleged religious crimes, or the alleged political crimes, of Socrates.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • Surely if there were any truth in the notion that reading fiction greatly increased our capacity for empathy then college English departments ... [would] be the one place where disputes are most often quickly and amiably resolved by mutual empathetic engagement.
    Adam Gopnik  --  Can Science Explain Why We Tell Stories?
  • I knew that her father wanted her to learn how to play the piano, but that she wanted to learn the violin, and that this dispute remained unsettled, with both sides standing their ground, until...
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • Dispute it like a man.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Lord Armond Connington spent the entire evening trying to win the prince to his side in his dispute with Lord Morrigen.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The corsairs had come aboard in the darkness before the dawn, as the Meadowlark was anchored off the coast of the Disputed Lands.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The war left the Disputed Lands a waste, and freed Lys and Myr from the yoke.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • We walked away from an easy campaign in the Disputed Lands, and for what?
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Instead he’d buckled on a sword, mounted his favorite horse, and fled to the Disputed Lands, never to return.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • From that day to this, the men of the Golden Company had lived and died in the Disputed Lands, fighting for Myr or Lys or Tyrosh in their pointless little wars, and dreaming of the land their fathers had lost.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The only time Jean Louise ever saw Judge Taylor at a dead standstill in open court was during a dispute of this kind.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • But while there exists equal justice to all and alike in their private disputes, the claim of excellence is also recognized; and when a citizen is in any way distinguished, he is preferred to the public service, not as a matter of privilege, but as the reward of merit.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • I like disputes.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Father said it was some local dispute; but by the time we got there, everything was fine.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • So they decided to try and find an impartial man to rule the whole area and resolve their disputes.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Worm looked uncomfortable but didn’t dispute the story.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • There were frequent disputes about chair time in the salon room, played out against the overpowering smells of perm solution and burning hair.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The prosecutor did not dispute the account that Charlie and his mother had given.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Even the annoying customers, like the red-haired woman who ran the toy shop and disputed her change at least once a week, didn’t trouble me.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Chiron did not dispute the comparison.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Assuming Steve and Phil were in their right minds, and some people might dispute that, starting with their American history teacher.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • The very first one read: The territories of the Naxcivan Autonomous Republic and the Nagorno-Karabakh region are disputed by what two countries?
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Who were these common resentful farmers to dispute his royal right?
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Their disputes, however, became more and more difficult to reconcile.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • "Tor’lin ker’ru, justice mushrooms; induce feelings of liking and love in those who eat them; used in elvish courts of law to settle civil disputes."
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Other villagers, including Nya’s uncle, would resolve any disputes that arose.
    Linda Sue Park  --  A Long Walk to Water
  • The lawyer will record your response in case of a dispute.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • Lester had initially handled the dispute admirably.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • He tells me about his family—how there was some kind of dispute, and his brother killed his father when Mr. Grote was sixteen and he ran away from home and never went back.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • I can’t dispute it.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Our initial dispute was fought over the boat’s gasoline bill for the month of October.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
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