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dispute
used in The Scarlet Letter

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She disputes his claim.
Definition
challenge, argue about, or fight over
  • 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.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (24% in)

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  • 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.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (14% in)

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