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Word: contentious

Definition: quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments


Sentences Containing 'contentious'

said Stryver, slapping the desk with his contentious hand, opening his eyes wider, and taking a long breath,``if I understand you, Mr. Lorry, I'll be hanged!''
``Never you trouble your head about this man,''retorted the contentious Mr. Cruncher;``you'll have trouble enough with giving your attention to that gentleman.
Not to be slack and negligent; or loose, and wanton in thy actions; nor contentious, and troublesome in thy conversation; nor to rove and wander in thy fancies and imaginations.
But to proceed in this reconciling project with regard to the question of liberty and necessity; the most contentious question of metaphysics, the most contentious science; it will not require many words to prove, that all mankind have ever agreed in the doctrine of liberty as well as in that of necessity, and that the whole dispute, in this respect also, has been hitherto merely verbal.

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