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contend
used in Macbeth

4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
She contended with it
Definition
to struggle
  • contending 'gainst obedience,
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — The same. Without the Castle (40% in)
contending = struggling
There are no more uses of "contend" flagged with this meaning in Macbeth.

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?  —3 uses
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  • He is about it: The doors are open; and the surfeited grooms Do mock their charge with snores: I have drugg'd their possets That death and nature do contend about them, Whether they live or die.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Inverness. Court within the Castle (24% in)
  • The king hath happily receiv'd, Macbeth, The news of thy success: and when he reads Thy personal venture in the rebels' fight, His wonders and his praises do contend Which should be thine or his: silenc'd with that, In viewing o'er the rest o' the self-same day, He finds thee in the stout Norweyan ranks, Nothing afeard of what thyself didst make, Strange images of death.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — A heath (57% in)
  • All our service In every point twice done, and then done double, Were poor and single business to contend Against those honours deep and broad wherewith Your majesty loads our house: for those of old, And the late dignities heap'd up to them, We rest your hermits.
    1.6 — Act 1 Scene 6 — The same. Before the Castle (57% in)

There are no more uses of "contend" in Macbeth.

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