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Example sentences for "contentious"

Lexicographically close words:
contentement; contenti; contenting; contention; contentions; contentment; contento; contents; contentus; contenu
  1. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition have led to two contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities.

  2. The proportion of the economy devoted to the development of weapons of mass destruction remains a contentious issue with leading Western nations.

  3. In 1998, violent protests and a military mutiny following a contentious election prompted a brief but bloody intervention by South African and Botswanan military forces under the aegis of the Southern African Development Community.

  4. This contentious soul of mine, he exclaims ecstatically; Viva: the attack!

  5. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

  6. A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

  7. It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

  8. After some contentious preliminaries, a debate on the Eight Hours question came off between Mr Hyndman and Bradlaugh in St James's Hall on the evening of 23rd July.

  9. While politics were thus growing increasingly contentious for him, he paradoxically found calm in new resorts to the theological controversy.

  10. They had walked far, for the uncertain steed, having revealed a too contentious nature, had been disposed of in distant Tai to an honest stranger who freely explained the imperfection of its ignoble outline.

  11. Then the maiden raised a contentious voice.

  12. He continued to rule according to the constitution; his watchword was "unpolitical politics," and he brought in little contentious legislation.

  13. Agreements, declarations and non-contentious cases are usually witnessed by one judge and twelve elders.

  14. Two of these, John of Pisa, and Guido of Crema, were very contentious and declared that they would never desert Octavian.

  15. Therefore, my dearest brother, cease to be contentious in this matter and to listen to flatterers.

  16. With these pen pictures of the foolish, contentious wife contrasted with the more gracious woman, surely every reader of common sense will try to follow the example of the latter.

  17. He now lived apart from the contentious movements of the time, devoting himself wholly to learning.

  18. In Scotland the testimony of witnesses by affidavit is almost unknown, except in a few non-contentious cases as prima facie evidence.

  19. Thus I fear my verse will be lost to the world and that, in this deplorably contentious existence which we lead, my span may be suddenly at an end, with none to put in permanent form the work to which my life has been devoted.

  20. He can make no complaint of that," replied the archer, "and is like to come speedily to his contentious self again, if I may judge by the flutter of his eyelids.

  21. I will wing you a shaft through him, and he will never know whence comes the summons to a less contentious world.

  22. As a polemic, I fear we must regard our author with less kindness, though it must be recollected, that he lived during a contentious period, when two parties distracted the nation, and writers indulged in great asperities.

  23. During that contentious period he naturally gave and received many wounds; and he prudently entered into a truce with Mr. J.

  24. I read the paragraph over again, and as I see that to a wilfully contentious mind it might be construed into a meaning very different to what I intended, I will try to make it clearer.

  25. He tells us[37] that when he was a student of nineteen years old a teacher urged this lore upon him, and regarded him as very contentious and perverse, because he offered objections to it.

  26. Really, they would have tried the patience of a saint, let alone a healthy, contentious Irish foreman-mason.

  27. Matters of slight importance which pertained to the Indians were to be dispatched by decrees of the audiencias and viceroys; this provision was designed to avoid contentious litigation, to which the natives were characteristically inclined.

  28. These were regarded as contentious cases and as such were resolved by the audiencia.

  29. Contentious cases, however, that did not pertain exclusively to finance were tried on appeal in the audiencia and that body exercised regular, but not special, jurisdiction in them thereafter.

  30. Public confidence had been fairly restored after the financial crisis of 1893, and thirty-five Acts were passed, not one of which was of a highly contentious political nature.

  31. God who is brought up among trinkets, and is ever contentious without reason?

  32. Verily we have made this Koran easy and in thine own tongue, that thou mayest announce glad tidings by it to the God-fearing, and that thou mayest warn the contentious by it.

  33. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "contentious" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.
    Other words:
    acrimonious; aggravating; aggressive; annoying; antagonistic; argumentative; bellicose; belligerent; bloodthirsty; bloody; combative; contention; contentious; controversial; cranky; dialectical; disputatious; dissident; enemy; exasperating; factious; ferocious; fierce; fighting; hasty; hostile; inimical; irritating; legalistic; litigious; martial; militant; military; offensive; passionate; perverse; polemical; prickly; provocative; pugnacious; quarrelsome; sanguinary; savage; scrappy; testy; touchy; truculent; unfriendly; warlike; warring