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altercation
used in 1984 by Orwell

2 uses
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Definition
a noisy argument, confrontation, or fight
  • The old man whom he had followed was standing at the bar, having some kind of altercation with the barman,
    p. 87.7
altercation = noisy argument
  • He was a few paces away from them when suddenly the group broke up and two of the men were in violent altercation.
    p. 85.1
altercation = noisy argument, confrontation, or fight
There are no more uses of "altercation" in 1984 by Orwell.

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