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conflict
used in Gifted Hands

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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"
  • My story would be incomplete if I didn't add that during my year as an intern when I was in general surgery I had a conflict with one of the chief residents, a man from Georgia named Tommy.
    p. 114.8
  • On one occasion the underlying conflict came into the open when I asked, "Why do we have to draw blood from this patient?
    p. 115.0

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