You are your mother's girl, think what you will; and have violent spirits to contend with.
Having this matter attended to, there are other enemies with which we must contend.
They have to contend with the powers of darkness and the corruptions of nature.
There are a lot of things to contend with at first; you won't enjoy it at all, to begin with.
Nor was this the only evil with which she had now to contend.
These were the very troops with whom at a later period we had to contend.
We do not say that art should be despised by the novelist; we only contend that it should not be polluted.
But to contend with a master of legions is ever an unequal struggle.
For me to contend for the contrary, would be to contend with the wind.
It is better not to contend, either with others or against our own body.