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The contention came, after all, to this; - the secret was such an old one now, had so grown into me and become a part of myself, that I could not tear it away.
His contention is that racing, without time allowances for anything else but tonnage - that is, for size - has fostered the fine art of sailing to the pitch of perfection.
Here you would see a parcel of children frolicking together the live-long day, and no quarrelling, no contention, among them.
By this time the cries had ceased; but, as the party rushed up the first flight of stairs, two or more rough voices in angry contention were distinguished and seemed to proceed from the upper part of the house.
The sounds of mirth and contention sensibly lowered at this unexpected visit; but, after a moment’s pause, the curious interest exhibited in the face of the young lady, together with her smiling air, restored the freedom of the morning; though it was somewhat chastened, both in language and vehemence, by the presence of such a spectator.
At Mansfield, no sounds of contention, no raised voice, no abrupt bursts, no tread of violence, was ever heard; all proceeded in a regular course of cheerful orderliness; everybody had their due importance; everybody's feelings were consulted.
It goes to prove my contention that art should never be anything else.
Anna Mikhaylovna, stooping, quickly caught up the object of contention and ran into the bedroom.
Matilda was beginning an angry reply; but, happily, our journey was now at an end; and the contention was cut short by the footman opening the carriage-door, and letting down the steps for our descent.
The justice of her contention came abruptly home to Sheldon.
THE SWALLOW and the Crow had a contention about their plumage.