Definition of 'contention'
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It was great to be in contention again. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Two principal grounds were advanced in support of that contention. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This has been a serious bone of contention at home. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The main issues of contention are a new teacher evaluation system and proposed changes to health benefits. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are others which are not in medal contention. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The landlords disputed that contention on two grounds. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He has worked his way into contention yet again. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There is no factual basis to support that contention. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That seems to be the main bone of contention in this childhood classic. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But taking the step up to medal contention at big competitions has proved difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some economic data also support the contention that things are on the cusp of getting better. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Both were in contention for individual medals. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They will not be in contention for the championship, there should be no shackles. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was not in serious contention and finished in a tie for 11th place. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Forest Green last week and will again be in contention. The Sun (2006)I have received no evidence to support that contention. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Their main bone of contention is the qualification process, which they consider manifestly unfair and skewed against them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)China, who came a close second, look likely to be in contention again. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The victor here last year, he's the only one of the top four out of championship contention. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He suffered a knee inJury last month, but is now in contention for a place in the matchday squad this weekend. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were expected to be out for at least two more weeks but both are in contention for places at Stoke on Sunday. The Sun (2014)But a back injury knocked him out of serious contention for a long-term football career, and he was forced into the family business. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: contention NOUN
Someone's contention is the idea or opinion that they are expressing in an argument or discussion.
Our contention that beautiful people are more intelligent is purely scientific.
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