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conflict
used in The Brothers Karamazov

9 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"
  • Some murderous conflict may well come to pass from all this, and that's what your brother Ivan is waiting for.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (81% in)
  • And I fancy that in telling you about my inner conflict I have laid it on rather thick to glorify myself.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (34% in)
  • His mind too seemed shattered and unhinged, while he felt that he was afraid to put together the disjointed fragments and form a general idea from all the agonizing and conflicting experiences of the day.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (75% in)
  • He was in haste to arm the boy's mind for conflict with temptation and to guard the young soul left in his charge with the strongest defense he could imagine.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (19% in)
  • He loved them both, but what could he desire for each in the midst of these conflicting interests?
    Book 4 — Lacerations (49% in)
  • He felt that whatever might come later, whatever turn things might take, his final conflict with Fyodor Pavlovitch was close upon him, and must be decided before anything else.
    Book 8 — Mitya (2% in)
  • But hesitation, suspense, conflict between belief and disbelief—is sometimes such torture to a conscientious man, such as you are, that it's better to hang oneself at once.
    Book 11 — Ivan (89% in)
  • A letter is in existence in which he practically gives up his claim to the rest and settles his conflict with his father over the inheritance on the payment of this six thousand.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (44% in)
  • I have it in my heart to say something more to you, for I feel that there must be a great conflict in your hearts and minds....
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (87% in)

There are no more uses of "conflict" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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