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Word: altercation

Definition: noisy quarrel


Sentences Containing 'altercation'

The altercation was conducted in a low tone of voice, and terminated in the honest tradesman's kicking off his clay soiled boots, and lying down at his length on the floor.
Thus the attention of many was attracted by this altercation.
Sancho retorted, and the goatherd rejoined, and the altercation ended in their seizing each other by the beard, and exchanging such fisticuffs that if Don Quixote had not made peace between them, they would have knocked one another to pieces.
There was a little altercation between her and Steerforth about a cast of the dice at back gammon--when I thought her, for one moment, in a storm of rage; and then I saw it start forth like the old writing on the wall.

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