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Several characteristics of Waun Mawn link it to Stonehenge, the scientists contend.

The US may have to contend with sporadic outbreaks and even vaccine boosters, as immunity declines and new variants of the virus emerge.

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She said such a move would lead to more job cuts as the industry contends with economic losses from one of Oregon’s worst wildfire seasons.

It’s a question Tampa Bay has to contend with as we collectively contemplate other major sports mascots with dubious legacies, like their Super Bowl rivals in Kansas City.

When it comes to a mass-participation event, you have to contend with thousands of people traveling to and from the race, not to mention the inevitable clusters of spectators along the route.

They contend that the protests are not anti-police brutality, but anti-police, period.

“Contend” is a very Cruzian word, and “I would contend” a favorite phrase.

The center had seemingly proven wrong people who contend that rescued eaglets can only survive in captivity.

He has to contend with much more conservative bishops, archbishops, and cardinals appointed by his two immediate predecessors.

Still, many contend the original Amber Room was smuggled out of Königsberg and hidden during the final days of the war.

Many contend that this system produces better results than if pipes of the actual lengths of 32 or 64 feet were employed.

If thou hast been wearied with running with footmen, how canst thou contend with horses?

Once set, the young plant must contend, not only with the ordinary risk of transplanting, but the cut-worm is now to be dreaded.

He did not, like some hot headed men, among both the Whigs and the Tories, contend that there ought to be no regular soldiers.

This was very flattering to those ladies, especially the Diplomast, considering the great odds they had to contend with.


On this page you'll find 238 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contend, such as: argue, confront, cope, dispute, go after, and grapple.

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