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contentious

Law relating to a cause or legal business that is contested, esp a probate matter
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We build on these approaches and expand them by relating the linking patterns of online actors to the degree of contentiousness of the issue in which they are embedded, a contextual factor that is often implied, but rarely explicitly addressed in existing work.
For example, Benjamin Butler's occupation of New Orleans illustrates how Union forces freed slaves by dubbing them "contraband," whereas the satirical publications of the "Parsee Merchant" provide Cohen the chance to show the importance and contentiousness of tariffs (68, 101).
Barber's attention to the circum-British Caribbean (in which she includes Suriname, the Carolinas, and Bermuda, as well as Jamaica, Barbados, and less prominent British islands) and to a wide range of colonial sources provides readers with a strong sense of the contentiousness that existed at all levels of society.
I was attracted by the idea of traveling to a region whose contentiousness lies at the center of so many conversations and debates amongst friends and foes alike.
After playing down any sense of contentiousness between the two sides, he can't help but add, "The atmosphere we've developed at Gecko's is far superior to anything [the University of] Florida has developed."
Rouhani's 2013 landslide victory was thought to have signaled the end of such contentiousness.
"Let us do so humbly, without unwarranted contentiousness or competition and forever guard against faction, as advised by our Founders," wrote Joshua Jones, Trump's Texas director.
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1314, is "quite remarkable given Washington's perennial contentiousness," Andy Friedman of The Washington Update told ThinkAdvisor on Wednesday, the deal "provides only gross spending numbers for defense and domestic programs."
The contentiousness been especially acute recently as a result of shifts in the entertainment industry workforce brought about by such changes as the rise of reality television and online streaming.
According to Bijttebier, Claes, Lilinfeld, DeFruyt, Decuyper, and Roose (2012), low agreeableness indicates general psychopathology and low contentiousness represents impulsive behaviors in male populations.
There is no single political issue that is at the heart of today's contentiousness. Rather, it is about the general direction of the country and a political-cultural world view, the resolution of which remains elusive.