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Sentence count:150+11 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2017-01-08Updated:2020-07-24
Synonym: arguingargumentcompetitioncontestationcontroversydisceptationdisputationrivalrytiltSimilar words: a bone of contentioncontentiousintentionpay attention toconstitutional conventioncontentcontentmentdiscontentmentMeaning: [kən'tenʃn]  n. 1. a point asserted as part of an argument 2. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement 3. the act of competing as for profit or a prize. 
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1 My contention is that the scheme will never work.
2 Three players are in contention to win the title.
3 His contention was that world trade barriers should be canceled.
4 Her main contention is that doctors should do more to encourage healthy eating.
5 There's a lot of contention about that issue - for every person firmly in favour,( there's someone fiercely against it.
6 Her main contention is that staff should get better training.
7 The main bone of contention is the temperature level of the air-conditioners.
8 Columbus's contention that the earth was round turned out to be correct.
9 One area of contention is the availability of nursery care.
10 I would reject that contention.
11 There is no evidence to support her contention.
12 We're in trouble; this is no time for contention.
13 There is no contention between the two groups.
14 I strongly oppose that contention.
15 A goal from Hodge kept England in contention .
16 This is not a time for contention.
17 It is our client's contention that the fire was an accident.
18 He was in contention for a place in the European championship squad.
19 This evidence supports their contention that the outbreak of violence was prearranged.
20 Injury has put him out of contention for the title.
21 A particular source of contention is plans to privatise state-run companies.
22 This is an issue of great contention at the moment.
23 This decisive defeat puts them out of contention for this year's championship finals.
24 Only three teams are now in contention for the title.
25 The border has always been a bone of contention between these two countries.
26 The issue of subsidies is a source of contention in Europe.
27 The examination system has long been a serious bone of contention in this country.
28 Where to go on holiday is always a bone of contention in our family.
29 The property left by their father was a bone of contention between the brothers.
30 The matter has been settled - it's no longer in contention.
More similar words: a bone of contentioncontentiousintentionpay attention toconstitutional conventioncontentcontentmentdiscontentmentattentionabstentiondistentioninterventionconventionconventionalunconventionalcontendcontinentcontingentsubcontinentpretentiousmentioncontributioninventionpretentiousnesspreventioncontradictionconfrontationcontaminationconscientiousnot to mention
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