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Definition a struggle or disagreement
in various senses, including:
  • a serious disagreement — as in "political conflict"
  • the tension from two opposing ideas or feelings — as in "I'm conflicted about where I should go to college."
  • a violent fight or war — as in "the Israeli-Palestinian conflict"
  • an idiom that refers to tension between responsibilities to different entities — "conflict of interest"
  • Violent conflict has broken out again in the Middle East.
conflict = struggle
  • The Israeli-Palestinian conflict flared up again in Jerusalem.
  • conflict = struggle
  • 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.
  • Mr. Birkway liked this passage because it showed conflicting feelings about someone.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • conflicting = opposing (struggling against each other)
  • He is conflicted.
    Heather Morris  --  The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • conflicted = with opposing feelings
  • While you were off having fun, I was doing the dirty work of defending your old faction, eliminating interfaction conflict ....
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • conflict = struggle or disagreement
  • "I think my conflicted emotions confused the simulation," he says.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • conflicted = in opposition to each other (feeling different or opposite ways at the same time)
  • The real reason, of course, is he can no longer bear his conflicting feelings about Tashi, who is beginning, I think, to appreciate the magnitude of her mistake.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • conflicting = opposing (struggling against each other)
  • This, we believe, is their just punishment for failing to choose a side in this conflict.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • I stare into his dark, conflicted eyes for an instant before he punches me in the jaw.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Far removed from the conflict and the reality of what they have done.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • He gives me a conflicted look and touches his lips to my forehead, right between my eyebrows.
    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
  • How do you stop conflict without conflict?
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • How do you stop conflict without conflict?
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • The conflict between her and the boy—Peter is not something we can forget.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • "Clearly you know that is not the case, or this conflict would not have occurred," she says.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • A label on the door says CONFLICT ROOM.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • "In their enthusiasm for conflict resolution, the Amity have apparently forgotten that meddling creates more conflict," says Tobias.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent

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