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conflict
used in King Lear

3 uses
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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"
  • —I will persever in my course of loyalty, though the conflict be sore between that and my blood.
    3.5 — Act 3 Scene 5 — A Room in Gloster's Castle (88% in)
  • Contending with the fretful elements; Bids the wind blow the earth into the sea, Or swell the curled waters 'bove the main, That things might change or cease; tears his white hair, Which the impetuous blasts, with eyeless rage, Catch in their fury and make nothing of; Strives in his little world of man to outscorn The to-and-fro-conflicting wind and rain.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A Heath (23% in)
  • —reveal'd myself unto him Until some half hour past, when I was arm'd; Not sure, though hoping of this good success, I ask'd his blessing, and from first to last Told him my pilgrimage: but his flaw'd heart,— Alack, too weak the conflict to support!
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — A field between the two Camps (61% in)

There are no more uses of "conflict" in King Lear.

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