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dispute
used in Candide

2 meanings, 12 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
their border dispute
Definition
disagreement, argument, or conflict
  • What! have you no monks who teach, who dispute, who govern, who cabal, and who burn people that are not of their opinion?
    Chapter 18 (34% in)
dispute = argue or debate
  • In the middle of this dispute they heard the report of cannon; it redoubled every instant.
    Chapter 20 (56% in)

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2  —10 uses as in:
She disputes his claim.
Definition
challenge, argue about, or fight over
  • "Let us work," said Martin, "without disputing; it is the only way to render life tolerable."
    Chapter 30 (89% in)
disputing = arguing
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • At length I saw all our Italian women, and my mother herself, torn, mangled, massacred, by the monsters who disputed over them.
    Chapter 11 (85% in)
  • They disputed fifteen successive days, and on the last of those fifteen days, they were as far advanced as on the first.
    Chapter 20 (93% in)
  • While they were disputing on this important subject and waiting for Cunegonde, Candide saw a young Theatin friar in St. Mark's Piazza, holding a girl on his arm.
    Chapter 24 (20% in)
  • Candide disputed the point a little, but with discretion.
    Chapter 25 (27% in)
  • How can I have any esteem for a writer who has spoiled Tasso's hell and the devil, who transforms Lucifer sometimes into a toad and other times into a pigmy, who makes him repeat the same things a hundred times, who makes him dispute on theology, who, by a serious imitation of Ariosto's comic invention of firearms, represents the devils cannonading in heaven?
    Chapter 25 (78% in)
  • We were continually disputing, and received twenty lashes with a bull's pizzle when the concatenation of universal events brought you to our galley, and you were good enough to ransom us.
    Chapter 28 (88% in)
  • While Candide, the Baron, Pangloss, Martin, and Cacambo were relating their several adventures, were reasoning on the contingent or non-contingent events of the universe, disputing on effects and causes, on moral and physical evil, on liberty and necessity, and on the consolations a slave may feel even on a Turkish galley, they arrived at the house of the Transylvanian prince on the banks of the Propontis.
    Chapter 29 (11% in)
  • Candide, Martin, and Pangloss sometimes disputed about morals and metaphysics.
    Chapter 30 (20% in)
  • Such spectacles as these increased the number of their dissertations; and when they did not dispute time hung so heavily upon their hands, that one day the old woman ventured to say to them: "I want to know which is worse..."
    Chapter 30 (26% in)

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