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How to use contretemps in a sentence

  • Carter reveals that Jay made weird, borderline mentorly calls to Kimmel long before the Conan contretemps began.

    Secrets of the Late Night War | Bryan Curtis | November 8, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • She also said that she did not see the latest contretemps between Lindsay and her father as a “controversy.”

    Lindsay Lohan's Daddy Issues | Nicole LaPorte | April 29, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Publishing contretemps aside, Zemeckis said she has no intention of curbing the growth of the Staar empire.

    A Hollywood Wife's Sexy Alter-Ego | Nicole LaPorte | April 20, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • A serious contretemps has occurred which will affect you both if you do not leave immediately on receipt of this.

    The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
  • Bradish was pretty familiar with the phases and the oddities of the dancing craze, but this contretemps rather staggered him.

    Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
  • This little contretemps somewhat dashed their spirits, but they proceeded nevertheless to the fortune-teller's in their cab.

    Court Beauties of Old Whitehall | W. R. H. Trowbridge
  • "All Monte Carlo seems to be gossiping about that little contretemps," Draconmeyer continued.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • This contretemps, however, is avoided by placing wet weeds on the eggs and by the general moisture of the nest.

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