- n. a disagreement or argument about something important
“Concerning the merits of Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst there seems to be a wide difference of opinion between various commentators.”
“You mean, of course, the difference of opinion with Mrs. Rubrick, and her murder.”
“This difference of opinion produced a quarrel, which in turn seemed to affect the general behaviour of the toys, for a disturbance arose which the Jack-in-a-box vainly endeavoured to quell.”
“Alick, the shepherd and head-man, with the ruddy face and broad shoulders, not on the best terms with old Kester; indeed, their intercourse was confined to an occasional snarl, for though they probably differed little concerning hedging and ditching and the treatment of ewes, there was a profound difference of opinion between them as to their own respective merits.”
“But the statute is construed to reach cases involving no offence whatever, legal or moral; and though there is some difference of opinion upon the question whether paragraph 5 of section 1, embraces the case of a citizen not liable military duty, who neithes flies nor resists, but simply appeals or tries to appeal to the constitutional repositors of the law for a decision upon his rights,”
“That a knowledge of diseases is necessary to their cure, will be readily acknowledged; but a great difference of opinion prevails amoug mankind as to how this knowledge”
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“The difference of opinion probably arises more from different views regarding St. Augustine's doctrine than from different interpretations of Prosper's.”
“Why, he asks, did not Caesar Octavianus solve his difference of opinion with the late Lucius Antonius in a peaceful way?”
“Mr. Linton's days of scurrying were over, he said, unless a bullock happened to have a difference of opinion as to the way he should go, and, as racing by one's self is a poor thing Norah was content to ride along steadily by her father's side, with only an occasional canter, when Bobs pulled and reefed as if he were as anxious to gallop as his young mistress could possibly be.”
“Internal strife at Seleuceia-on-Tigris had also brought forth a difference of opinion as to how the Romans could be defeated.”
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