There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must be not attacked, towns which must be besieged, positions which must not be contested
, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed.
But when Aramis had presented that peace to her in a true light -- that is to say, with all its advantages; when he had pointed out to her, in exchange for the precarious and contested
royalty of Paris, the viceroyalty of Font-de-l'Arche, in other words, of all Normandy; when he had rung in her ears the five hundred thousand francs promised by the cardinal; when he had dazzled her eyes with the honor bestowed on her by the king in holding her child at the baptismal font, Madame de Longueville contended no longer, except as is the custom with pretty women to contend, and defended herself only to surrender at last.
Twice he was heaved, kicked, and shouldered back again into the unpaintable inferno of a hotly contested
The total loss of the victors in this obstinately contested
affair was, in killed, wounded, and missing--one forefinger and part of a thumb-nail (which the late proprietor brought along with him in his hand), a severely contused arm, and a considerable effusion of blood flowing from the thigh of a chief, who had received an ugly thrust from a Happar spear.
The serpent is as brave as the lion, the hawk as courageous as the eagle, that cannot be contested
I don't think Miss Tita would have contested
this event had she not been diverted by our seeing the doctor's gondola shoot into the little canal and approach the house.
Finally, however, Challenger, bent upon proving some point which Summerlee had contested
, thrust his head over the rock and nearly brought destruction upon us all.
There were ten of us now to do battle with the Okarian guard, and I warrant that that ancient watchtower never looked down upon a more hotly contested
battle than took place that day within its own grim walls.
With savage warriors of the hordes of Torquas charging toward her from one direction, and no less implacable enemies, in the form of the creatures of Astok, Prince of Dusar, bearing down upon her from another, while only a banth, a red warrior, and an unarmed bowman were near to defend her, her plight was quite hopeless and her cause already lost ere ever it was contested