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inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

involving or likely to cause controversy

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The Briton, who contentiously claimed third place in Malaysia just over a fortnight ago when teammate Nico Rosberg was told to hold station behind him by team principal Ross Brawn, was due to be paid a visit by a doctor.
More contentiously - and a potential deal-breaker - he is concerned about working in an environment where technical director Michael Emenalo and chief executive Ron Gourlay still have such powerful voices.
After many attempts against the wishes of the local community, some weeks ago it was passed very contentiously by the planning committee to allow the site of the old coal yard on Mynachdy Road to be used for 250 student flats with a proviso of only 15 parking spaces, two disabled, and two for the employees, and the remaining 11 for students.
ABERYSTWYTH Town's hopes of survival continue to hang in the balance after being held 1-1 at home to Afan Lido, after having Sean Thornton's "winner" contentiously ruled out.
Chelsea was three points behind leader Manchester United after being given a route back into the game on the stroke of halftime when Frank Lampard contentiously canceled out Sandro's Tottenham opener.
The panel recommended a contentiously low blood glucose target and explicitly defended the use of rosiglitazone - which has since been suspended from the European market because of its adverse side-effects.
More contentiously they suggest that a focus on equity (which they define as social justice) offers a better chance than a focus on excellence (in the form of outdated professional practices, attitudes and behaviors) of future proofing a public library service 'when the going gets tough').
Contentiously stripped of ball by Smith after placing it at a ruck ahead of Jane's tr y.
He contentiously resigned from the PA's National Security and Defense Committee last January blaming the behavior of MPs from the majority National Democratic Party towards opposition MPs during a session discussing the underground barrier Egypt is building on its border with Gaza.
For the past half millennium, Western churches have debated and contentiously divided over notions of "sacrifice," especially as the term is applied to the Eucharist.
Chelsea had been frustrated by United's consistent defence for 76 minutes, but then profited from a contentiously awarded free kick when United midfielder Darren Fletcher was judged to have fouled defender Ashley Cole.
Villa had gone a goal down right on the stroke of half time afterMark Noble sent Brad Friedel the wrong way for a 45thminutepenalty striker after referee Steve Bennett had somewhat contentiously adjudged Villa's stand-in right back Habib Beye to have fouled the Zavon Hines.
I find it exasperating how we Anglicans are contentiously working to avoid what should be obvious: the law of the land is that all persons may enter into marriage.
Though I must report, honestly and contentiously, that Ben's critical faculties are slightly askew when it comes to ice-cream.
This argument goes substantially beyond special pleading for tapestries to be taken seriously in the list of types of visual productions Henry VIII had at his disposal: for Campbell argues, contentiously, that the figurative media of painting and print were always secondary to tapestry in the king's order of priorities, as measured by cost, numbers, and size.