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contend
used in Jane Eyre

4 uses
  • I contended with my inward dimness of vision, before which clouds yet rolled.
    Chapter 35 (88% in)
  • A woman who could betray me for such a rival was not worth contending for; she deserved only scorn; less, however, than I, who had been her dupe.
    Chapter 15 (33% in)
  • My father, indeed, imposed the determination, but since his death, I have not a legitimate obstacle to contend with; some affairs settled, a successor for Morton provided, an entanglement or two of the feelings broken through or cut asunder — a last conflict with human weakness, in which I know I shall overcome, because I have vowed that I WILL overcome — and I leave Europe for the East.
    Chapter 31 (53% in)
  • I think not; and if I were, it does not much signify; I shall never be called upon to contend for such another.
    Chapter 34 (34% in)

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