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Word: altercation

Definition: noisy quarrel

Sentences Containing 'altercation'

'The need for fisticuffs became most urgent during an altercation with Livshits at a dinner party.
A pool game between Proof and Keith Bender turned into a heated argument and then escalated into a physical altercation.
After an altercation with Owens, Ruth was ejected and Ernie Shore came into the game to relieve him.
After game six, the league suspended Capitals forward Donald Brashear for both a pre-game altercation with Rangers forward Colton Orr and what was ruled to be a late hit on Blair Betts, in which the Rangers center suffered an orbital eye socket fracture.
After refusing to work, he smashed up a workshop after an altercation with a prison officer, and was sent to the punishment block.
Also on January 7, forward Jarkko Ruutu received a suspension of two games for biting in an altercation with a Buffalo forward on January 6.
An altercation broke out between Collier and Boone, and without showing their warrant, Collier fired at Boone.
But his latest act of indiscipline was against former coach and club icon Hassan Shehata when he inexplicably had an altercation with him after being substituted.
Different government entities filed a total of four charges against Rahman: two by police for an altercation that arose when they shut down the printing press and newspaper offices; one for sedition for allegedly publishing posters and publicity material for Hizb-ut-Tahrir, a banned Islamist group; and one for fraud based on his publisher's signed statement.
During the coroner’s inquest into the murders, Ahmed Alfadly a founding member of DLASTHR, was named as the opponent Mr Ghaderi had during the altercation at the Persian event 2 weeks prior.
During the summer of 2006 her youngest son Ciarán, 18, was involved in an altercation with police in his home town.
Earlier on the day of the shooting, Loughner reportedly had an altercation with his father regarding a black bag the younger man took from a car trunk.
Every time a physical altercation is done on the ice, the players get even more exhauted - punishing the player for roughing above and beyond the penalty box.
Following the game, Young threw his shoulder pads into the crowd as he left the field, had an altercation with Coach Fisher in the locker room, and stormed out.
Following this altercation, she traveled to Europe, where she helped get aid to children who were victims of the Spanish Civil War.
He was initially an assistant coach with Vancouver, but he took over as Head Coach after Harry Neale was suspended for taking part in an altercation with fans during a brawl in Quebec.
In 2001, Jayo Felony claimed that Snoop Dogg stole the song "Crip Hop" and started an altercation on the set of Baby Boy.
In 2006, Proof was shot and killed during an altercation at the CCC nightclub in Detroit.
In 2006, Ronnie Radke was involved in an altercation in Las Vegas that resulted in the fatal shooting of 18 year-old Michael Cook, eventually leading to Radke's two-year imprisonment for parole violation.
In August 2012, "Weird Tales" became involved in a media altercation after the editor announced the magazine was going to publish an except from Victoria Foyt's controversial novel "Save the Pearls", a novel which many critics have accused of featuring racist stereotyping.
In early February 1972, guitarist O'List quit the group abruptly after an altercation with Paul Thompson which took place at their audition for David Enthoven of EG Management.
It turned into a physical altercation in which Nick was badly beaten by Matt.
Journalist and writer; 1879 altercation.
Just over a year later, Noye became involved in an altercation with 21-year-old motorist Stephen Cameron on a slip road of the M25 motorway near Swanley in Kent during a road rage incident on 19 May 1996.
Just prior to being contacted by the Entity, Osiris enters into a verbal altercation with two of his teammates, Cinder and Tattooed Man, and ends up being cut across the face by the latter.
Naughton alleged that she had a number of conflicts and arguments with Bailon, Williams, and their management, which led to a heated argument in August 2002 involving an altercation with KFC food.
On April 11, 2006, Proof was shot four times by Mario Etheridge, after an altercation broke out during a game of billiards at the CCC Club on 8 Mile Road in Detroit, Michigan.
On January 26, 2011, Neil plead guilty to drunk driving and was sentenced to 15 days in the Clark County jail and 15 days under house arrest. In March 2011, Neil was charged with battery and disorderly conduct after an altercation with ex-girlfriend, Alicia Jacobs.
On October 29, 2010, he was involved in a locker-room altercation with new teammate Delonte West. Vanoli Cremona.
Ott later became a coach with the Houston Astros, serving under manager and former Pirates team mate Art Howe, from 1989 to 1993, where he is remembered for his role in an on-field altercation against the Cincinnati Reds.
Reports also state this was payback from an altercation Ghaderi had two weeks prior at a Persian event as he was the leader of a group against a different group of middle eastern males.
Rex was shot and killed in the altercation, leaving Katherine devastated.
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.
Sarvis also called for an end to "the increasing aggressiveness of law enforcement tactics" after Virginia ABC agents mistook a crate of sparkling water for a case of beer which led to a late-night altercation with University of Virginia students; Sarvis proposed shifting law enforcement from the ABC, the state agency tasked with policing liquor sales, to state and local police and for Virginia to end its eighty-year state monopoly on liquor sales.
She was once arrested after a physical altercation with a visiting Texan.
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.
The film opens with a violent altercation between the two over petty matters.
The RSPCA later revoked the membership of the estranged husband of Joan McQueen, Mick McQueen - former chairman of the board - for an altercation on the day of his wife’s sacking with the Chairman at the time Dr Rick Butler.
There have been many conflicting reports about Proof and Keith Bender's roles in the shooting, but it was reported that Proof then shot Bender in the head during the altercation.
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.
They were refused access and there was an altercation.
This altercation has since been called the 'Milperra Massacre'.
Thus the attention of many was attracted by this altercation.
Two stories of the origin of the name are noted, in which the dog was either injured or killed in an altercation with a bear, after which the area was named "Dinkey".

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