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Their precise age and antiquity have been disputed with some acrimony.

"I do not suppose that one case in ten is tracked home," disputed Roland.

These are my tenets, my lovely friend; and which I think cannot well be disputed.

The "Zphir" and the "Baleine" went in chase; but as there was enough for all, they disputed no longer.

In the debatable class there ought to be a definition of all disputed matters.

Now the doctrine, be it remembered, was an often disputed one.

What does she know about controversial points and disputed dogmas?

They wondered where he had "weathered it out;" disputed about it.

He was referred to as regards disputed points, and his opinion carried the day.

The impulse to go towards it was too strong to be disputed with.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French desputer (12c.) "dispute, fight over, contend for, discuss," from Latin disputare "weigh, examine, discuss, argue, explain," from dis- "separately" (see dis-) + putare "to count, consider," originally "to prune" (see pave).

Used in Vulgate in sense of "to argue, contend with words." Related: Disputable; disputed; disputing. The noun is not certainly recorded before 1590s (disputacioun in that sense is from late 14c.).

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