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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of contend.

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Examples

  • That, I’ve long contended, is why it created wiggle-room in FISA.

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  • He said that the Arizona senator would continue what Obama contended were the failed policies of President Bush.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, May 19, 2008

  • Mitileni said the members who were said to be behind the idea contended that the decision of the ANC national executive committee to recall Mbeki was not well informed and that they were sympathising with him.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Miss Vernon had in the meantime taken out a small case, and leaning down from her horse towards me, she said, in a tone in which an effort at her usual quaint lightness of expression contended with a deeper and more grave tone of sentiment,

    Rob Roy

  • I think therefore, with great submission to the court, that the right for which I contended, that is, that in common wars between independent nations, either of the contending parties has a right to confiscate or remit debts due by its people to the enemy, is not shaken by the customary law of nations, as far as it regards us, because the custom could not affect us.

    Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry

  • I think therefore, with great submission to the court, that the right for which I contended, that is, that in common wars between independent nations, either of the contending parties has a right to confiscate or remit debts due by its people to the enemy, is not shaken by the customary law of nations, as far as it regards us, because the custom could not affect us.

    Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry

  • Mitileni said the members who were said to be behind the idea contended that the decision of the ANC national executive committee to recall Mbeki was not well informed and that they were sympathising with him.

    Mail & Guardian Online

  • Miss Vernon had in the meantime taken out a small case, and leaning down from her horse towards me, she said, in a tone in which an effort at her usual quaint lightness of expression contended with a deeper and more grave tone of sentiment, “You see, my dear coz, I was born to be your better angel.

    Rob Roy

  • Philippians 4: 2-3 explicitly states that Euodia and Syntyche have "contended" side by side with him.

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  • - So if they all "contended" this, why is he not being charged with molesting a child?

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