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Violent conflict has broken out again in the Middle East.
  a struggle or disagreement (in various senses such as:)
  • a serious disagreement
  • the tension from two opposing ideas or feelings
  • a violent fight or war
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  • Violent conflict has broken out again in the Middle East.
  • The Israeli-Palestinian conflict flared up again in Jerusalem.
  • I feel conflicted over which college to choose. Part of me wants to stay near home and family where I think I will want to live the rest of my life. But part of me wants to experience something completely new.
  • In political discussions, I try to avoid conflict by looking for areas of agreement.

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  • Also: The thrilling, masterly, and blood-curdling Broad-sword conflict In Richard III.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • While you were off having fun, I was doing the dirty work of defending your old faction, eliminating interfaction conflict ….
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • If conflict in Dauntless ends with only one person standing, I am unsure of what this part of initiation will do to me.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • —I will persever in my course of loyalty, though the conflict be sore between that and my blood.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • In our last conflict four of his five wits went halting off, and now is the whole man governed with one! so that if he have wit enough to keep himself warm, let him bear it for a difference between himself and his horse; for it is all the wealth that he hath left to be known a reasonable creature.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • At that instant Levin recollected his own sins and the inner conflict he had lived through.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina

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  • On the next day, still bundled up in my curious habiliments, I sat counting the time, flushed and heated by the conflict of sinking hopes and rising fears within me; and waiting to be startled by the sight of the gloomy face, whose non-arrival startled me every minute.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • A woman has, on some past occasion, been brought into conflict with the law which regulates the relations of the sexes.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • …to resist the proceedings taken on the other side for the recovery of the youth as slowly and artfully as possible, and meanwhile to beset Snawley (with whom it was clear the main falsehood must rest); to lead him, if possible, into contradictory and conflicting statements; to harass him by all available means; and so to practise on his fears, and regard for his own safety, as to induce him to divulge the whole scheme, and to give up his employer and whomsoever else he could implicate.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • What instances must pass before them of ardent, disinterested, self-denying attachment, of heroism, fortitude, patience, resignation: of all the conflicts and all the sacrifices that ennoble us most.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • Maggie went home, with an inward conflict already begun; Philip went home to do nothing but remember and hope.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • She put off deciding and choosing; before the vision of a conflict with her father she dropped her eyes and sat motionless, holding her breath and waiting.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • When Martin had sketched his conflict at Nautilus, Angus suggested, "You better come join us here at Rouncefield, as pathologist.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The end of strife and conflicts of all kinds had also meant the virtual end of creative art.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • It would be one way to end conflict over tribal leadership—female properly aligned with male.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • After all, on the gallery as well as on the marble table, the spectacle was the same: the conflict of Labor and Clergy, of Nobility and Merchandise.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • They had endeavoured to see through a maze of conflicting particulars to a clear and outstanding solution.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • The ’old’ conflict was reactivated and aggression swiftly mounted to murderous proportions… When such senseless murders occur, they are seen to be an end result of a period of increasing tension and disorganization in the murderer starting before the contact with the victim who, by fitting into the unconscious conflicts of the murderer, unwittingly serves to set into motion his homicidal potential.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • As the conflict deepened, and Johnny went out of print altogether, its unavailability became a civil liberties issue with the extreme American right.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • He felt he might have been pretty sure of his own victory if it had come to a conflict between Phillotson and himself for the possession of her.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • While apparently absorbed in her own affairs, Jo watched Beth, and after many conflicting conjectures, finally settled upon one which seemed to explain the change in her.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • For if a desire should come into conflict with reason we shall then reason and not desire, because it will be impossible retaining our reason to be SENSELESS in our desires, and in that way knowingly act against reason and desire to injure ourselves.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • As he listened to Raoul, he seemed to emerge from the conflicting emotions which had been whirling him about and sucking him under.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • Now storming fury rose, And clamour such as heard in Heaven till now Was never; arms on armour clashing brayed Horrible discord, and the madding wheels Of brazen chariots raged; dire was the noise Of conflict; over head the dismal hiss Of fiery darts in flaming vollies flew, And flying vaulted either host with fire.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Madness can do all the odd conflicting things thou seest in him, and more.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • He had, of course, dreamed of battles all his life—of vague and bloody conflicts that had thrilled him with their sweep and fire.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Conflicting sensations of love, fear, and shame reduced Eustacia to a state of the utmost uneasiness.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • May his teachings be strange, may his words sound foolish; out of his gaze and his hand, his skin and his hair, out of every part of him shines a purity, shines a calmness, shines a cheerfulness and mildness and holiness, which I have seen in no other person since the final death of our exalted teacher.) As Govinda thought like this, and there was a conflict in his heart, he once again bowed to Siddhartha, drawn by love.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • He was silent for some moments when Mr. Cass had ended—powerless under the conflict of emotions, all alike painful.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Such mental conflict was not always uppermost.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • He was pale, and his rugged face, that used to be so perfectly careless and laughing, was stamped with conflict and despair.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • I have never forgotten the odd and very conflicting impressions he made on me at this first encounter.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • He had a manner that enabled him to absorb and destroy all opinions in conflict with his.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • The group was to remain there at the oasis until the conflict between the tribes was over.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • There are a lot of conflicting stories, .
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Sounds exploded in her ears: the scream of sirens, the shouts of conflicting orders from the communicator on the dash.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Wicks paused for a moment, wanting to better express how it had been, the conflicting emotions he had felt , horror and pity and sorrow and disgust , most of all wonder that a man who looked this bad should still be alive.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • I have condensed some of the action, for the sake of clarity, and eliminated some minor characters, for brevity; but though I have often had to choose between conflicting viewpoints, I have not knowingly violated the action.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • There was no essential drama, no conflicts to overcome or barriers to surmount.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • And just think, that laughable episode was the greatest conflict I’ve ever experienced!
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • In this kind of conflict, Fortune, which, in the personal attack, seemed to incline to Jones, was now altogether as favourable to his enemy.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • At the first hint of conflict, the whole team drew together and faced him.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • In every era it remains the conflict of the killer against society with the victim as the prize.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Anything that conflicts with the survival instinct acts sooner or later to eliminate the individual and thereby fails to show up in future generations.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • "I must confess," said Prof, "that I find these conflicting reports very conflicting."
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Gunfight at O.K. Corral at 9:27 in the evening in a conflict that meant nothing.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
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