- As for the first floor, we had only the Brinker-Smiths to contend with, and they were no match for us—if we were quiet.p. 157.1
- I fell asleep remembering how Owen had first appeared to my cousins—that day in the attic at 80 Front Street when we were contending over the sewing machine and Owen stood in the sun from the skylight that blazed through his ears.p. 496.6
There are no more uses of "contend" in A Prayer for Owen Meany.
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