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dispute as in:  their border dispute

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  • We have a procedure for handling these kinds of disputes.
    disputes = disagreements
  • She had a dispute with her landlord about whether the noise was unreasonable at a party she hosted.
    dispute = disagreement, argument, or conflict
  • Her claim is beyond dispute.
    dispute = argument
  • Dad could be wrong, and the great historians Carlyle and Macaulay and Trevelyan could be wrong, but from the ashes of their dispute I could construct a world to live in.   (source)
    dispute = disagreement
  • Cases such as land disputes, common in our area, which used to be resolved quickly now took ten years to come to court.   (source)
    disputes = disagreements
  • And all the great disputes of paleontology were carried out in this fashion—including the bitter debate, in which Grant was a key figure, about whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded.   (source)
    disputes = disagreements or arguments
  • The lawyer will record your response in case of a dispute.   (source)
    dispute = disagreement
  • Ofttimes, in his absence, the trees bent round, carrying their freight of jays and squirrels engrossed in bitter dispute.   (source)
  • Atticus was proceeding amiably, as if he were involved in a title dispute.   (source)
  • "I think that was better than Finny's," said Elwin—better known as Leper—Lepellier, who was bidding for an ally in the dispute he foresaw.   (source)
    dispute = disagreement or argument
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  • Our duty is not to blame this man or to praise that, but to settle the dispute.   (source)
    dispute = disagreement
  • He was called upon to arbitrate disputes as though he were an unofficial judge, and Rebecca also enjoyed the high opinion most people had for him.   (source)
    disputes = disagreements
  • Then one night he settled the dispute once and for all.   (source)
    dispute = disagreement
  • * There's an arcane dispute waiting for anyone who wants to have one about the meaning of the phrase "West Coast offense."   (source)
    dispute = argument
  • This was a territorial dispute.   (source)
    dispute = disagreement or fight
  • For a second none of us said anything, and I wondered if, in the end, this is how all disputes are settled, with a shared silence as things become equal.   (source)
    disputes = disagreements or arguments
  • 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...   (source)
    dispute = disagreement
  • "I doubt he called on the dragons for every little dispute," said John, "but the possibility would certainly have been an effective deterrent."   (source)
    dispute = disagreement or fight
  • That Nudge never quit yapping, and Angel and Gasman had gotten into disputes like whether the sky was blue and what day this was.   (source)
    disputes = disagreements or arguments
  • There are always wars and disputes and battles.   (source)
    disputes = disagreements
  • Other disputes have dragged on for weeks before reaching resolution.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    dispute = disagreement
  • Cool Heads Will Settle Disputes   (source)
    disputes = disagreements
  • 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.   (source)
  • This arrangement would have worked well enough if it had not been for the disputes between Snowball and Napoleon.   (source)
  • ...the dispute ended in a short struggle,   (source)
    dispute = disagreement
  • He informed himself of the dispute, and only remarked: "Yes, we did have heavy losses yesterday."   (source)
  • Starting from a dispute as to which should chop a few sticks for the fire (a dispute which concerned only Charles and Hal), presently would be lugged in the rest of the family, fathers, mothers, uncles, cousins, people thousands of miles away, and some of them dead.   (source)
    dispute = argument
  • Now, the Law of the Jungle lays down that if there is any dispute as to the right of a cub to be accepted by the Pack, he must be spoken for by at least two members of the Pack who are not his father and mother.   (source)
    dispute = disagreement
  • The period was hardly, if at all, earlier than that of our story, when a dispute concerning the right of property in a pig not only caused a fierce and bitter contest in the legislative body of the colony, but resulted in an important modification of the framework itself of the legislature.   (source)
  • There is no clause in the will to secure it so: his property would go to me; but, to prevent disputes, I desire their union, and am resolved to bring it about.   (source)
    disputes = disagreements, arguments, or conflicts
  • I need not say that we were strangers to any species of disunion or dispute.   (source)
    dispute = argument
  • Our debates were to be under the direction of a president, and to be conducted in the sincere spirit of inquiry after truth, without fondness for dispute, or desire of victory;   (source)
  • Since then, we'd used Street Fighter II to settle our disputes.†   (source)
  • Given Russia's long, heartless winters, its familiarity with famine, its rough sense of justice, and so on, and so on, it was perfectly natural for its gentry to adopt an act of definitive violence as the means of resolving disputes.†   (source)
  • Mom had a lot of Mamaw's fire, which meant that she never allowed herself to become a victim during domestic disputes.†   (source)
  • Lale is largely immune to the camp disputes.†   (source)
  • Our months of separation, the conversion, all the pain we caused our parents and neighbors, the disputes with them, the extra schooling.†   (source)
  • Other villagers, including Nya's uncle, would resolve any disputes that arose.†   (source)
  • He finished reading about parataxis and hypotaxis (they either had something to do with writing or else with futuristic transportation, but he couldn't decide which), and moved on to question twenty-one, which read: "After the fall of the Russian Empire, when a failed attempt to create a Transcaucasian Republic with Georgia and Armenia led to the creation of the country Azerbaijan (which currently disputes with Armenia the territories of the Naxcivan Autonomous Republic and the Nagorno-Karabakh region), from what key powers did Azerbaijan ..."†   (source)
  • And every year that I've visited the island, there are the familiar disputes regarding what kind of owl it was—or even if it was an owl.†   (source)
  • But the septa could not have known that today's court would be anything but the usual tedious business of hearing petitions, settling disputes between rival holdfasts, and adjudicating the placement of boundary stones.†   (source)
  • The launch of Rainbow Amo had been a triumph, but only after various distribution catastrophes which had now been set right; the advertising campaign had offended some elderly bishops so another was devised; then came the problems of success itself, unbelievable sales, I new production quotas, and disputes about overtime rates, and the search for a site for a second factory about which the four unions involved had been generally sullen and had needed to be charmed and coaxed like children; and now, when all had been brought to fruition, there loomed the greater challenge yet of Army Amo, the khaki bar with the Pass the Amo!†   (source)
  • So they were overwhelmingly solo practitioners, handling wills and divorces and contracts and minor disputes, and in the Depression the work of the solo practitioner all but disappeared.†   (source)
  • I like disputes.†   (source)
  • Firing squads had been busy day and night settling ancient theological disputes and it was estimated that at least a quarter of a million Sunis had been slaughtered in the first two days of the New Prophet's occupation.†   (source)
  • "There are discrepancies that are beyond dispute," says Simon.†   (source)
  • She sat erect, speaking calmly, saying that a few white people lived not far from her house, yet there had been no racial disputes.†   (source)
  • Graphed the frequency of doorway delivery-time disputes.†   (source)
  • It was a site where ancient Norse met to settle legal disputes and make political decisions.†   (source)
  • The activities of the council were mundane, making decisions on room disputes or claims of theft or unneighborly behavior, and also on relations with other houses on the street.†   (source)
  • I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures.†   (source)
  • Thousands of cases of property disputes already clogged the country's courts.†   (source)
  • That Harriet Monroe also loved Root seems beyond dispute.†   (source)
  • I know about the daily disputes in the Lamp courtyard, but Nathaniel leaves there each day for the solitude of the Second Street tunnel.†   (source)
  • But in recent years, disputes over soccer in public parks were occurring more frequently around fast-growing cities like Atlanta, due largely to the influx of immigrants—particularly Latinos—from soccer-playing cultures around the world.†   (source)
  • The Bjurman marriage had lasted fourteen years, and the divorce went through without disputes.†   (source)
  • HIGH COUNCIL: the Landsraad inner circle empowered to act as supreme tribunal in House to House disputes.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Once a week, she held an open court to resolve the Varden's various disputes.†   (source)
  • They spoke, but the words were about meaningless facts, nothing that could lead to disputes or misunderstanding.†   (source)
  • Alba made an effort to take an interest in her studies again, and he turned once more to his political activities, because events were taking place at breakneck pace and the country was torn apart by a series of ideological disputes.†   (source)
  • Most of his business associates viewed those disputes as if they were matrimonial arguments, in which both parties are right.†   (source)
  • Ida and Vivaldo buried their disputes in silence, in the mined field.†   (source)
  • Rap sessions and high-priced attorneys have proved to be effective tools for ending labor disputes.†   (source)
  • Prefects were responsible for preventing disputes, not provoking them.†   (source)
  • Ten years in the trenches and his office was still filled with wills and deeds and two-bit contract disputes, not one decent criminal case and no promising car wrecks.†   (source)
  • Their disputes, however, became more and more difficult to reconcile.†   (source)
  • The other men did well too, although there was some grumbling and many small disputes.†   (source)
  • But an exam given at the University of Georgia in the fall of 2001 disputes that idea.†   (source)
  • This bothers Cedric, and yet the desire to make himself belong actually intensifies as word spreads of the disputes with Rob.†   (source)
  • There were frequent disputes about chair time in the salon room, played out against the overpowering smells of perm solution and burning hair.†   (source)
  • "Our kind," he explained, "celebrate gatherings or the settling of disputes with sacred contests that we call medim.†   (source)
  • I knew I had caused the disputes more than half the time, and it was Patsy who would make amends.†   (source)
  • Even among the opposition, there wasgrowing agreement on the need for unanimity, "harmony," a healing of disputes.†   (source)
  • The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud by others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law.†   (source)
  • Grim first half is beyond dispute.†   (source)
  • Their disputes with Kemp's people seemed petty indeed against the weight of the disaster that had befallen the towns.†   (source)
  • Noting that databases can now be searched for texts hundreds of years old, writer John Rosen thai believes computers are giving descriptivists an advantage: For years when it came to settling language disputes, the pre-scriptivists have held the upper hand.†   (source)
  • A few shootings occurred in turf disputes, and many of the fun lovers and shoppers decided that the scene was too colorful and that to be seen here was to be marked as a victim.†   (source)
  • Aren't there disputes?†   (source)
  • Celia has judged 193 cases since she was elected to the People's Court, from petty thievery and family disputes to more serious crimes of medical malpractice, arson, and counterrevolutionary activities.†   (source)
  • But nobody could really get moving until a few disputes got hammered out.†   (source)
  • There were water rights, boundary disputes, astray arguments, domestic relations, paternity matters—all to be settled without force of arms.†   (source)
  • Driblette's head wagged back and forth "Don't drag me into your scholarly disputes," adding "whoever you all are," with a familiar smile.†   (source)
  • I was thankful there was this spirit of amity; we were neither of us anxious to engage in futile disputes.†   (source)
  • "Tiger hunts, border disputes with neighboring kingdoms, keeping up the morale of the harem, a bit of botanical research-things like that-the stuff of life," said Sam.†   (source)
  • Did he not, again and again, have to drink from holy sources, as a thirsty man, from the offerings, from the books, from the disputes of the Brahmans?†   (source)
  • In regional disputes, his regional responsibilities will likely guide his course.†   (source)
  • Apart from the disputes over the windmill, there was the question of the defense of the farm.   (source)
    disputes = disagreements
  • ...she had failed to recover her equanimity since the little dispute with Heathcliff.   (source)
    dispute = conflict or argument
  • And I related the scene in the court, and, as near as I dared, the whole subsequent dispute.   (source)
    dispute = disagreement or argument
  • Having no desire to be entertained by a cat-and-dog combat, I stepped forward briskly, as if eager to partake the warmth of the hearth, and innocent of any knowledge of the interrupted dispute.   (source)
    dispute = conflict or argument
  • Even you, Nelly, if we have a dispute sometimes, you back Isabella at once; and I yield like a foolish mother: I call her a darling, and flatter her into a good temper.   (source)
    dispute = disagreement or conflict
  • He opened them suddenly, and resigned the object of dispute; but, ere she had well secured it, he seized her with the liberated hand, and, pulling her on his knee, administered with the other a shower of terrific slaps on both sides of the head, each sufficient to have fulfilled his threat, had she been able to fall.   (source)
    dispute = disagreement
  • "My dear friend," says he, pleasantly, "how can you advise my avoiding disputes?"   (source)
    disputes = disagreements, arguments, or conflicts
  • He brought a commission to supersede Mr. Hamilton, who, tir'd with the disputes his proprietary instructions subjected him to, had resign'd.   (source)
  • Our disputes were often brought before our father, and I fancy I was either generally in the right, or else a better pleader, because the judgment was generally in my favor.   (source)
  • And this is not the only instance of patents taken out for my inventions by others, tho' not always with the same success, which I never contested, as having no desire of profiting by patents myself, and hating disputes.   (source)
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dispute as in:  She disputes his claim.

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  • She disputes his claim.
  • Do you dispute the allegation?
    dispute = challenge, or argue that it is not true
  • The Cunninghams married the Coninghams until the spelling of the names was academic— academic until a Cunningham disputed a Coningham over land titles and took to the law.   (source)
    disputed = challenged
  • But if the Oracle said that my son should be killed I would neither dispute it nor be the one to do it.   (source)
    dispute = challenge
  • ELIZABETH: I cannot dispute with you, sir; I lack learning for it.   (source)
    dispute = argue
  • Who were these common resentful farmers to dispute his royal right?   (source)
    dispute = challenge (argue that it is not valid)
  • They wanted to dispute the central premise of my report, the part in which I insisted Marley was the world's worst-behaved animal.   (source)
    dispute = challenge (argue that it was not true that)
  • Frog's experience was limited to practice yard and tourney ground, so he did not think it was his place to dispute the verdict of such a seasoned warrior.   (source)
    dispute = challenge (argue or disagree with)
  • "The claim," he said, "has been made by one of Arthur's own kinsmen, and as such ought not to be disputed."   (source)
    disputed = challenged (argued about)
  • There's no disputing what we found.   (source)
    disputing = challenging (arguing about)
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  • Juries in the common-law courts of New York State determine disputed facts.   (source)
    disputed = challenged (argued about)
  • He said: "The other two deaths have resulted from the administration of drugs. That, no one will dispute, is easily compassed by a person of the smallest physical strength."   (source)
    dispute = challenge (argue that it was not true that)
  • Without disputing a truth so momentous, we must be allowed to consider this version of Mr. Dimmesdale's story as only an instance of that stubborn fidelity with which a man's friends—and especially a clergyman's—will sometimes uphold his character, when proofs, clear as the mid-day sunshine on the scarlet letter, establish him a false and sin-stained creature of the dust.   (source)
    disputing = challenging
  • She heard the men I sent disputing at the door, and she gathered the sense of Heathcliff's answer.   (source)
    disputing = arguing
  • While we were disputing this, a waiter came to tell me two gentlemen below desir'd to speak with me.   (source)
    disputing = debating or arguing about
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Doctors raving and disputing, death's pale army still recruitin'.†   (source)
  • The very first one read: The territories of the Naxcivan Autonomous Republic and the Nagorno-Karabakh region are disputed by what two countries?†   (source)
  • As for the settlement of the disputed deed, you can be sure the Indians were not the beneficiaries of the resolution to that difference of opinion.†   (source)
  • It carries an enchantment by which it can identify the first human to lay hands upon it, in case of a disputed capture.†   (source)
  • Norta, the Lakelands, Piedmont, Prairie, Tiraxes, Montfort, Ciron, and all the disputed lands in between.†   (source)
  • "You shouldn't get so upset," I said to my mother after she disputed a charge of two extra dollars because she had specified chrysanthemum tea, instead of the regular green tea.†   (source)
  • "But are you not," he said, "a more fiendish disputant than the Great Hyperlobic Omni-Cognate Neutron Wrangler of Ciceronicus Twelve, the Magic and Indefatigable?"†   (source)
  • It can be disputed, obviously.†   (source)
  • How the tabloids got hold of that story is hotly disputed.†   (source)
  • From The Shadow Exploded: Documented Facts and Specific Conclusions Derived from the Case of Carietta White, by David R. Congress (Tulane University Press: 1981), p.34: It can hardly be disputed that failure to note specific instances of telekinesis during the White girl's earlier years must be attributed to the conclusion offered by White and Stearns in their paper Telekinesis: A Wild Talent Revisited-that the ability to move objects by effort of the will alone comes to the fore only in moments of extreme personal stress.†   (source)
  • Edward had disputed their verdict, but I'd let it go.†   (source)
  • In the corner of the parking lot above the disputed patch of grass in Milam Park, there was a cracked and aged sign that in faded lettering proclaimed the name of this public space to any who might pass by—ARMISTEAD FIELD.†   (source)
  • Every faith with more than a million followers was represented, and they reached a surprisingly immediate agreement on the statement of their common goal: "We are here to remove a primary weapon from the hands of disputant religions.†   (source)
  • The facts were not disputed.†   (source)
  • No one disputed his account or tried to add individual testimony.†   (source)
  • Some were dispatched in a day, others were disputed for years.†   (source)
  • Mr. Cross called out, his tone clearly disputing this.†   (source)
  • After Muhammad died in Aisha's arms (according to Sunni doctrine, which is disputed by Shiites), she took on an active and public role, in a way that annoyed many men.†   (source)
  • Because the boundary line had been disputed for so long, everybody knew exactly where it was.†   (source)
  • Neighboring Somalia decided this was the time to press its claims on disputed territory in the Ogaden Desert that even the vultures did not want.†   (source)
  • The Diem assassination was America's point of no return in terms of involvement, and while there are many who debate whether or not the United States had a hand in his death, there's no disputing that the situation only got worse from there.†   (source)
  • Dish had assumed that, as a top hand, he would have a point, and no one disputed his right, but both Bert and Needle were unhappy that Soupy had the other point.†   (source)
  • Then, every sentence had to resound in both English and French, which made the discussion take twice as long, or rather more than twice as long, since all the French had some English and kept interrupting the interpreter to correct him, disputing every word.†   (source)
  • This, in turn, earned each of us private face time with the senior officer, who demanded to know if I disputed the charge, shot number 316 in the prison rule book.†   (source)
  • I'm not disputing you.†   (source)
  • The details of his death are still disputed by Pakistan's authorities, but the story Mortenson had pieced together from talking to Haramosh villagers was this: Gillette and his wife had been approached by porters who insisted that they hire them.†   (source)
  • THE FOX BROTHERS train has been moved off the siding, and the hotly disputed elephant car is now hitched directly behind our engine, where the ride will be smoothest.†   (source)
  • Among the surprises of the unfolding drama, as tensions increased, was the extent to which the ardent, disputatious John Adams held himself in rein, proving when need be a model of civility and self-restraint, even of patience.†   (source)
  • But one fact not disputed is that the profits from his first several kills enabled the assassin to set up an organization that might be envied by an operations analyst of General Motors.†   (source)
  • Have you recorded your wise disputations?†   (source)
  • All the instincts bred into him at Burundian schools warned against disputing a teacher's statements, but he couldn't help himself.†   (source)
  • And now it was also I and not only Reb Saunders who was able to listen to Danny's voice only through a Talmudic disputation.†   (source)
  • I think first of all that he felt the whole Church of Reason was irreversibly in the arena of logic, that when one put oneself outside logical disputation, one put oneself outside any academic consideration whatsoever.†   (source)
  • I never disputed it.†   (source)
  • "All this," said the Tisroc, "is a question for the disputations of learned men.†   (source)
  • With all due respect, Signore, you'll have to convince me," Nicolo challenged, thinking, awakening, ready for ten hours of disputation.†   (source)
  • It was this long line of tongues that had given us the name Labrador, for it was unmentioned in either the Bible or Repentances, and they may have been right about the cold, although there were only two cold months in the year now — Tribulation could account for that, it could account for almost anything...For a long time it had been disputed whether any parts of the world other than Labrador and the big island of Newf were populated at all.†   (source)
  • Southern Valley's not even disputing it.†   (source)
  • The systems had been disputed by the Rangora for nearly sixty years.†   (source)
  • It was said that he even won the respect of his father, but this point was disputed.†   (source)
  • In May the boats left to gig for halibut, Mark and Jim accompanying them for two days' fishing in Knight's Inlet, a wild, lovely and lonely land, the boat rolling in the tidal sweep, the seals disputing each fish.†   (source)
  • Disputing.†   (source)
  • But although they made no claims, they evidently had their own special rights over the dead man, and no one questioned or disputed the undeclared authority that they had unaccountably assumed.†   (source)
  • But when the Commission, acting wholly along party lines, awarded the disputed states and the election to Hayes with 185 electoral votes to 184 for Tilden, the South was outraged.†   (source)
  • I share his social goals, and wish that we could be allies instead of disputants in the cause of education reform.   (source)
    disputants = people involved in an argument
  • Ellen and I were disputing concerning your health.   (source)
    disputing = arguing
  • ...and that house receive such an air as to make its owner be set down as the great landholder of the parish by every creature travelling the road; especially as there is no real squire's house to dispute the point—   (source)
    dispute = challenge (argue or disagree with)
  • As yet Sir Thomas had seen nothing to remark in Mr. Crawford's behaviour; but when the whist-table broke up at the end of the second rubber, and leaving Dr. Grant and Mrs. Norris to dispute over their last play, he became a looker-on at the other, he found his niece the object of attentions, or rather of professions, of a somewhat pointed character.   (source)
    dispute = battle or contest
  • Pray don't begin to dispute with him.   (source)
    dispute = argue
  • Heathcliff fixed Catherine's arm under his: though she disputed the act at first evidently; and with rapid strides he hurried her into the alley, whose trees concealed them.   (source)
    disputed = resisted
  • 'She did! she did!' sang Linton, sinking into the recess of his chair, and leaning back his head to enjoy the agitation of the other disputant, who stood behind.   (source)
    disputant = someone involved in challenging, arguing about, or fighting over something
  • ...in the course of my observation, these disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs.   (source)
    disputing = challenging, arguing about, or fighting over
  • I was conscious of an impropriety in my disputing with a military man in matters of his profession, and said no more.   (source)
  • We therefore had many disputations.   (source)
    disputations = debates or formal arguments
  • But I was scarce fifteen, when, after doubting by turns of several points, as I found them disputed in the different books I read, I began to doubt of Revelation itself.   (source)
    disputed = challenged, argued about, or fought over
  • You know I love disputing; it is one of my greatest pleasures; however, to show the regard I have for your counsel, I promise you I will, if possible, avoid them.   (source)
    disputing = challenging, arguing about, or fighting over
  • If you wish information and improvement from the knowledge of others, and yet at the same time express yourself as firmly fix'd in your present opinions, modest, sensible men, who do not love disputation, will probably leave you undisturbed in the possession of your error.   (source)
    disputation = a debate or formal argument
  • …I concluded to let my papers shift for themselves, believing it was better to spend what time I could spare from public business in making new experiments, than in disputing about those already made.   (source)
    disputing = challenging, arguing about, or fighting over
  • We sometimes disputed, and very fond we were of argument, and very desirous of confuting one another, which disputatious turn, by the way, is apt to become a very bad habit, making people often extremely disagreeable in company by the contradiction that is necessary to bring it into practice; and thence, besides souring and spoiling the conversation, is productive of disgusts and, perhaps enmities where you may have occasion for friendship.   (source)
    disputatious = inclined to challenge or argue
  • We sometimes disputed, and very fond we were of argument, and very desirous of confuting one another, which disputatious turn, by the way, is apt to become a very bad habit, making people often extremely disagreeable in company by the contradiction that is necessary to bring it into practice; and thence, besides souring and spoiling the conversation, is productive of disgusts and, perhaps enmities where you may have occasion for friendship.   (source)
    disputed = challenged, argued about, or fought over
  • I continu'd this method some few years, but gradually left it, retaining only the habit of expressing myself in terms of modest diffidence; never using, when I advanced any thing that may possibly be disputed, the words certainly, undoubtedly, or any others that give the air of positiveness to an opinion; but rather say, I conceive or apprehend a thing to be so and so; it appears to me, or I should think it so or so, for such and such reasons; or I imagine it to be so; or it is so, if…   (source)
  • The utility of this currency became by time and experience so evident as never afterwards to be much disputed; so that it grew soon to fifty-five thousand pounds, and in 1739 to eighty thousand pounds, since which it arose during war to upwards of three hundred and fifty thousand pounds, trade, building, and inhabitants all the while increasing, till I now think there are limits beyond which the quantity may be hurtful.   (source)
  • …of going to New York, as the nearest place where there was a printer; and I was rather inclin'd to leave Boston when I reflected that I had already made myself a little obnoxious to the governing party, and, from the arbitrary proceedings of the Assembly in my brother's case, it was likely I might, if I stay'd, soon bring myself into scrapes; and farther, that my indiscrete disputations about religion began to make me pointed at with horror by good people as an infidel or atheist.   (source)
    disputations = debates or formal arguments
  • That might be disputed, but it certainly isn't a church.†   (source)
  • No one appeared interested in disputing her choice.†   (source)
  • This is the way He wanted me to be and I ain't disputing His way.†   (source)
  • Flipping back to the beginning of the test, Reynie read the very first question again: "The territories of the Naxcivan Autonomous Republic and the Nagorno-Karabakh region are disputed by what two countries?"†   (source)
  • We had no doubts about the exact placement of the Kenmores or the Dowlings; Owen disputed my notion that Maureen Early and Caroline O'Day were in the top row—he SAW them nearer the bottom.†   (source)
  • Disputed encounters with nature are also popular; my days here are most enjoyably spent in identifying species of bird and mammal and fish and reptile and, unfortunately, insect—almost none of which is well known to me.†   (source)
  • And in the morning, long before the child stirs, I hear the gulls and I think about the tomato-red pickup cruising the coastal road between Hampton Beach and Rye Harbor; I hear the raucous, embattled crows, whose shrill disputations and harangues remind me that I have awakened in the real world—in the world I know—after all.†   (source)
  • Since he and Orik had arrived in Tronjheim, three days ago, the thirteen chiefs of the dwarf clans had done nothing but argue about issues that Eragon considered inconsequential, such as which clans had the right to graze their flocks in certain disputed pastures.†   (source)
  • Lord Willum's sons Josua and Elyas disputed heatedly about who would be first over the walls of King's Landing.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER 14 Disputed It was too much for both of us, seeing him here, now, after already accepting that we'd never see him again, after believing that we'd lost him forever.†   (source)
  • He stood in front of the suite's narrow mantel of white marble as though it were a classroom blackboard, his hands clasped behind him, an agitated professor about to question and lecture simultaneously an annoying, disputatious graduate student.†   (source)
  • Some in the Disputed Lands.†   (source)
  • He recited about a third of the page word for word, including the commentaries and the Maimonidean legal decisions of the Talmudic disputations.†   (source)
  • THOMAS STONE HAD a reputation at Missing for being outwardly quiet but intense and even mysterious, though Dr. Ghosh, the hospital's internal medicine specialist and jack-of-all-trades, disputed that last label, saying, "When a man is a mystery to himself you can hardly call him mysterious."†   (source)
  • I disputed the allegations of the state that the aims and objects of the ANC and the Communist Party were one and the same.†   (source)
  • As once he had seen the Declaration of Independence uniting the different and often disputatious states in common cause, Adams now saw the Constitution as the best means possible "to cement all America in affection and interest as one great nation."†   (source)
  • I imagine," Fiedler continued, indicating with his head the motionless figure of Mundt in the front row, "that it is not disputed by the defendant that he was in Copenhagen on June twenty-first, nominally engaged on secret work on behalf of the Abteilung."†   (source)
  • He had soldiered in the Disputed Lands across the narrow sea, riding with the Second Sons for a time before forming his own company.†   (source)
  • 'I considered disputing this, but as he'd said the same thing about Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, I figured it wasn't worth the argument.†   (source)
  • They called such discussions bitul Torah, time taken away from the study of Torah, and looked upon all the disputants with icy disgust.†   (source)
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