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used in The Sunlight Dialogues

8 uses
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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"
  • "In the ancient conflict of the Jews and the Babylonians," he said—but there he was cut off.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (10% in)
  • If he were not Hodge—dependable Hodge—if he were his younger brother Ben or his own son Luke, he would have been thrown into confusion by a labyrinth of conflicting, for the most part painful, emotions.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (5% in)
  • SUNLIGHT (in the voice of a lecturer): You're familiar, I suppose, with the conflict of the Old Testament Jews and the Babylonians?
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (43% in)
  • (Soberly:) We appreciate even the Eastern Buddhas, in whom confusion is resolved to an unearthly smile, that is to say, a renunciation of substance and all the Manyness which clings to it—the exultant pale smile of victory that comes from withdrawal from this world of mutual conflict into the oneness of flawless spirit.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (47% in)
  • In a word, with everything they did they asserted a fundamental coexistence, without conflict, of body and spirit, both of which were of ultimate worth.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (56% in)
  • We have hitherto considered only two possibilities: that the received opinion may be false, and some other opinion, consequently, true; or that, the received opinion being true, a conflict with the opposite error is essential to a clear apprehension and deep feeling of its truth.
    9 — "Like a robber, I shall proceed according to my will." (0% in)
  • But there is a commoner case than either of these; when the conflicting doctrines, instead of being one true and the other false, share the truth between them.
    9 — "Like a robber, I shall proceed according to my will." (1% in)
  • In the conflict of property and life, property's won.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (62% in)

There are no more uses of "conflict" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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