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Search phrase: contention


 11 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
CymbelineCym I.v.51Safely, I think: 'twas a contention in public,Safely, I thinke, 'twas a contention in publicke,
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.i.60And pride of their contention did take horse,And pride of their contention, did take horse,
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.i.9The times are wild; contention, like a horseThe Times are wilde: Contention (like a Horse
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.i.156To feed contention in a lingering act;To feede Contention in a ling'ring Act:
Henry VH5 V.i.10place where I could not breed no contention with him;place where I could not breed no contention with him;
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.ii.6No quarrel, but a slight contention.No Quarrell, but a slight Contention.
OthelloOth II.i.92The great contention of the sea and skiesThe great Contention of Sea, and Skies
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.i.17But when contention and occasion meet,But when contention, and occasion meetes,
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.205I would my arms could match thee in contention,I would my armes could match thee in contention
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.253To make me their contention, or to know me,To make me their Contention, or to know me,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iv.108The grace of the contention; so the deitiesThe grace of the Contention: So the Deities


 6 result(s).
argumentquarrel, dispute, point of contention
contentionquarrel, dispute, strife
emulationambitious rivalry, contention, conflict
oppugnancyopposition, conflict, contention
questionargument, contention, dispute
questionconsideration, contention


 5 result(s).
contention, point ofargument

Words Families

 2 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CONTENTIONBASICcontention n, contentious adj