- They have no difficulties to contend with at home, no opposition, no caprice, no delays.Chapter 20 (14% in)
- They were always perfectly agreed in the want of more money, and a strong inclination for a handsome present from his father; but here, as on most topics, he had the superiority, for while Mary thought it a great shame that such a present was not made, he always contended for his father's having many other uses for his money, and a right to spend it as he liked.Chapter 6 (19% in)
- She had had difficulties of every sort to contend with, and in addition to these distresses had been afflicted with a severe rheumatic fever, which, finally settling in her legs, had made her for the present a cripple.Chapter 17 (7% in)
There are no more uses of "contend" in Persuasion.
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