dispute

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Synonyms for dispute

Synonyms for dispute

to put forth reasons for or against something, often excitedly

to take a stand against

Synonyms for dispute

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Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, son of him who played so conspicuous a part in the early chapters of this history, -- Villiers of Buckingham, a handsome cavalier, melancholy with women, a jester with men, -- and Wilmot, Lord Rochester, a jester with both sexes, were standing at this moment before the Lady Henrietta, disputing the privilege of making her smile.
There was no disputing these commands, for they had the power to shower destruction upon the white men, without risk to themselves.
Well," Valentin rejoined, "there is no disputing about tastes.
I am not disputing, but only trying to clear my own ideas by the consideration of yours--"
Also that kind of obedience, which Tacitus speaketh of, is to be held suspected: Erant in officio, sed tamen qui mallent mandata imperantium interpretari quam exequi; disputing, excusing, cavilling upon mandates and directions, is a kind of shaking off the yoke, and assay of disobedience; especially if in those disputings, they which are for the direction, speak fearfully and tenderly, and those that are against it, audaciously.
But they could not get away so rapidly as to avoid the sight of the victorious tribe rushing upon the dead and the wounded, scrambling and disputing for the still warm and reeking flesh, and eagerly devouring it.
Beside him, a man with the dropsy was getting rid of his swelling, and making four or five female thieves, who were disputing at the same table, over a child who had been stolen that evening, hold their noses.
Pardon me, monseigneur, the King of Thunes," replied Gringoire, disputing the ground foot by foot.
Who, in the name of what Law, would think of disputing my full personal right over the fortnight of life left to me?
These two boats, which follow each other with so much emulation, as if we were disputing, M.
But Miloradovich was at that moment evidently thinking of anything rather than of what the generals were disputing about.
They were disputing, as far as he could make out, as to the interpretation to be put on the act and the exact meaning of the words: "liable to be called up for trial.
Confronted with the long delays and high costs that are typical of litigation, disputing parties often choose to settle their differences via ADR outside court--to achieve solutions faster and to save money.