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Contention

CONTENTION, n. L. See Contend.

1. Strife; struggle; a violent effort to obtain something, or to resist a person, claim or injury; contest; quarrel.

Multitudes lost their lives in a tumult raised by contention among the partizans of the several colors.

2. Strife in words or debate; quarrel; angry contest; controversy.

Avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law. Titus 3.

A fools lips enter into contention. Proverbs 18.

3. Strife or endeavor to excel; emulation.
4. Eagerness; zeal; ardor; vehemence of endeavor.

This is an end worthy of our utmost contention to obtain.


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Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Contention'". "King James Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/kjd/view.cgi?number=T1237>.

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