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synonyms for bone of contention

  • altercation
  • apple of discord
  • argument
  • beef
  • conflict
  • controversy
  • debate
  • disagreement
  • dispute
  • grounds for war
  • issue
  • matter at hand
  • point in question
  • problem
  • sore point
  • tender spot
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How to use bone of contention in a sentence

I saw this girl, eight or nine years old, all benumbed and nothing but skin and bone.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
He has felt strongly, and he was feeling strongly now; he was feeling passionately—that was my whole contention.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
But Lessard's a overbearin' son-of-a-gun all round, and he's always breakin' out in a new place.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The Spanish men-of-war, which were always painted white, had their colour changed to dark grey like the American ships.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Large mononuclear leukocytes probably originate in the bone-marrow or spleen.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
That we will, and you never need want, Mark, for I've many a fine bone buried away against old age and rainy weather.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Later on the commander of a German man-of-war and his staff were received and fêted by the Captain-General.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Myelocytes are the bone-marrow cells from which the corresponding granular leukocytes are developed.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
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WORDS RELATED TO BONE OF CONTENTION

  • argument
  • beef
  • bickering
  • blowup
  • bone of contention
  • brawl
  • brush
  • combat
  • contest
  • controversy
  • dispute
  • embroilment
  • flap
  • fracas
  • fuss
  • go
  • hassle
  • quarrel
  • row
  • rumble
  • run-in
  • set-to
  • squabbling
  • tiff
  • words
  • wrangle
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