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contend
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

6 uses
  • He contends with the young.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (87% in)
  • There is no quiet for him, but a steady hiss from his radio, like horsemeat frying or seas rolling through bones and grits, or like snakes and steam contending with the feet of the damned.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (9% in)
  • When they were together at supper—the big room bright, the table as loaded with his mother's old china serving dishes as a table would be at the Grange Hall, the four brothers and their tanned, boyish sister contending busily, passionately for truth and mashed potatoes and applesauce—the old man, white hair streaming, saw them all, reached out with his heart and mind and knew them.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (50% in)
  • Or, our business is to contend against the very megalomania we tend to induce, if you follow my reasoning.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (93% in)
  • And both male and female must contend with the family instinct by which each seeks to entrap and control the other.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (75% in)
  • But when he'd won he'd have new fights to face, for Law is never spent, and when a man has decided to tie up your life in court contention he will kill you in the end, though he may perhaps kill himself as well.
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (79% in)

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