- Maggie, thinking it was no use to contend further, began too, and ate up her half puff with considerable relish as well as rapidity.1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (36% in)
- If any one strongly impressed with the power of the human mind to triumph over circumstances will contend that the parishioners of Basset might nevertheless have been a very superior class of people, I have nothing to urge against that abstract proposition; I only know that, in point of fact, the Basset mind was in strict keeping with its circumstances.1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side (34% in)
- Maggie felt a deep movement of compunction; for the moment, her mind ceased to contend against what she felt to be cruel and unreasonable, and in her self-blame she justified her brother.5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (53% in)
There are no more uses of "contend" in The Mill on the Floss.
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