toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

conflict
used in In Cold Blood

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
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"
  • The 'old' conflict was reactivated and aggression swiftly mounted to murderous proportions... When such senseless murders occur, they are seen to be an end result of a period of increasing tension and disorganization in the murderer starting before the contact with the victim who, by fitting into the unconscious conflicts of the murderer, unwittingly serves to set into motion his homicidal potential.
    4 — The Corner (55% in)
  • The 'old' conflict was reactivated and aggression swiftly mounted to murderous proportions... When such senseless murders occur, they are seen to be an end result of a period of increasing tension and disorganization in the murderer starting before the contact with the victim who, by fitting into the unconscious conflicts of the murderer, unwittingly serves to set into motion his homicidal potential.
    4 — The Corner (55% in)

There are no more uses of "conflict" in In Cold Blood.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®