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dispute
used in War and Peace

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1  —19 uses as in:
She disputes his claim.
Definition
challenge, argue about, or fight over
  • But Miloradovich was at that moment evidently thinking of anything rather than of what the generals were disputing about.
    Book Three — 1805 (67% in)
  • His brother and sisters struggled for the places nearest to him and disputed with one another who should bring him his tea, handkerchief, and pipe.
    Book Four — 1806 (5% in)
  • He heard those around him disputing in whispers and one of them insisting that he should be led along a certain carpet.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (19% in)
  • Worn out by sleeplessness and anxiety they threw their burden of sorrow on one another and reproached and disputed with each other.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (34% in)
  • Before supper, Prince Andrew, coming back to his father's study, found him disputing hotly with his visitor.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (66% in)
  • The old prince disputed it chaffingly, but without getting angry.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (66% in)
  • As soon as he sank into his place on the sofa after two bottles of Margaux he was surrounded, and talking, disputing, and joking began.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (2% in)
  • Prince Andrew, greatly changed and plainly in better health, but with a fresh horizontal wrinkle between his brows, stood in civilian dress facing his father and Prince Meshcherski, warmly disputing and vigorously gesticulating.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (94% in)
  • Whatever question arose, a swarm of these drones, without having finished their buzzing on a previous theme, flew over to the new one and by their hum drowned and obscured the voices of those who were disputing honestly.
    Book Nine — 1812 (42% in)
  • Some disputed his arguments, others defended them.
    Book Nine — 1812 (48% in)
  • The servants ran noisily about the house and yard, shouting and disputing.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (31% in)
  • Some said that a deputation of some sort must be scraped together, others disputed that opinion and maintained that the Emperor should first be carefully and skillfully prepared, and then told the truth.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (48% in)
  • After much disputing and arguing, Major-General Grekov with two Cossack regiments decided to go with the Polish sergeant.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (23% in)
  • A third officer, who by his accent was a Pole, disputed with the commissariat officer, arguing that he was mistaken in his identification of the different wards of Moscow.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (68% in)
  • "What are you disputing about?" said the major angrily.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (68% in)
  • While Dolokhov had been disputing with Denisov what should be done with prisoners, Petya had once more felt awkward and restless; but again he had no time to grasp fully what they were talking about.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (43% in)
  • At Krasnoe they took twenty-six thousand prisoners, several hundred cannon, and a stick called a "marshal's staff," and disputed as to who had distinguished himself and were pleased with their achievement—though they much regretted not having taken Napoleon, or at least a marshal or a hero of some sort, and reproached one another and especially Kutuzov for having failed to do so.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (7% in)
  • Toward evening—after much disputing and many mistakes made by generals who did not go to their proper places, and after adjutants had been sent about with counterorders—when it had become plain that the enemy was everywhere in flight and that there could and would be no battle, Kutuzov left Krasnoe and went to Dobroe whither his headquarters had that day been transferred.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (9% in)
  • We began disputing—Pierre and I—and I lost my temper.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (68% in)

There are no more uses of "dispute" flagged with this meaning in War and Peace.

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  • They ascribe the glory of that achievement of genius to different men and dispute as to whom the honor is due.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (2% in)
  • Dolokhov did not answer the captain; he had been drawn into a hot dispute with the French grenadier.
    Book Two — 1805 (71% in)
  • Was it from Olmutz?" repeated Prince Vasili, who pretended to want to know this in order to settle a dispute.
    Book Three — 1805 (13% in)
  • We'll have another dispute.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (67% in)
  • "I do not dispute that, but it cannot be denied that court privileges have attained the same end," returned Prince Andrew.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (18% in)
  • At the end of the meeting the Grand Master with irony and ill-will reproved Bezukhov for his vehemence and said it was not love of virtue alone, but also a love of strife that had moved him in the dispute.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (26% in)
  • They had not yet had a loud conversation among the men and a dispute about something important and clever.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (78% in)
  • All the benefit he might derive from a course of treatment he would lose as a result of the disputes about Buonaparte which would be inevitable.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (95% in)
  • They called him in to decide family disputes, chose him as executor, confided secrets to him, elected him to be a justice and to other posts; but he always persistently refused public appointments, passing the autumn and spring in the fields on his bay gelding, sitting at home in winter, and lying in his overgrown garden in summer.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (49% in)
  • Pfuel proposes, Armfeldt disputes, Bennigsen considers, and Barclay, called on to act, does not know what to decide on, and time passes bringing no result.
    Book Nine — 1812 (24% in)
  • Besides being advocates of bold action, this section also represented nationalism, which made them still more one-sided in the dispute.
    Book Nine — 1812 (39% in)
  • Another who wished to gain some advantage would attract the Emperor's attention by loudly advocating the very thing the Emperor had hinted at the day before, and would dispute and shout at the council, beating his breast and challenging those who did not agree with him to duels, thereby proving that he was prepared to sacrifice himself for the common good.
    Book Nine — 1812 (41% in)
  • Young Count Toll objected to the Swedish general's views more warmly than anyone else, and in the course of the dispute drew from his side pocket a well-filled notebook, which he asked permission to read to them.
    Book Nine — 1812 (48% in)
  • The discussions continued a long time, and the longer they lasted the more heated became the disputes, culminating in shouts and personalities, and the less was it possible to arrive at any general conclusion from all that had been said.
    Book Nine — 1812 (50% in)
  • While disputes and intrigues were going on about the future field of battle, and while we were looking for the French—having lost touch with them—the French stumbled upon Neverovski's division and reached the walls of Smolensk.
    Book Ten — 1812 (3% in)
  • If Bennigsen insisted on the position being defended and others still discussed it, the question was no longer important in itself but only as a pretext for disputes and intrigue.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (6% in)
  • You know how dear Vera wanted a chiffonier like that and how we had a dispute about it.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (37% in)
  • It very often happened that in a moment of irritation husband and wife would have a dispute, but long afterwards Pierre to his surprise and delight would find in his wife's ideas and actions the very thought against which she had argued, but divested of everything superfluous that in the excitement of the dispute he had added when expressing his opinion.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (58% in)
  • It very often happened that in a moment of irritation husband and wife would have a dispute, but long afterwards Pierre to his surprise and delight would find in his wife's ideas and actions the very thought against which she had argued, but divested of everything superfluous that in the excitement of the dispute he had added when expressing his opinion.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (58% in)
  • Natasha knew why he mentioned Mitya's likeness to Nicholas: the recollection of his dispute with his brother-in-law was unpleasant and he wanted to know what Natasha thought of it.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (71% in)

There are no more uses of "dispute" in War and Peace.

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