from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The action of the verb clash, in any sense; specifically, opposition; contention; dispute.

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  • verb Present participle of clash.
  • noun A clash; the sound or action of clashing; violent collision.

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  • adjective sharply and harshly discordant


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  • After two full-fledged weeks of coins clashing and crashing into the jugs set up in Branksome's hallowed halls, an astonishing $9,000 worth of pennies had been collected.

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  • But now, anything is possible: If there are people and parties arguing and clashing, that is because they are free to do so.

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  • Begun as a soft, reverent chant, it was now a triumphal march, a celebratory paean accompanied by a tim - pani of sword clashing against shield, of stomping feet and clap - ping hands.

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  • He was equipped in a wonderful solidity of armour, with a hard, carven helmet on his head, a splendid red-bossed shield swinging on his shoulder, a wide-grooved, straight sword clashing along his thigh.

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  • We Canadians think we can fight and you need not go out to Woodbridge Fair to know that when a man thinks he can fight he is not long in clashing.

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  • All the luxuriousness of his verse has gone, and the lines ring like sword clashing against sword.

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  • He flings his sword clashing into one scale, and it weighs down all that is in the other.

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  • I had no time to reflect -- just enough to leap back a pace or two, so as to bring all three of them in front of me, when I found my sword clashing against their blades, and parrying their blows one after the other.

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