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a bold challenge

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discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions

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a hostile disagreement face-to-face

the act of hostile groups opposing each other

a focussed comparison

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The last part of the book is dedicated to the political and violent confrontation between these two movements that dominated the first half of the twentieth century and ended with the establishment of the State of Israel and the uprooting of the Palestinian Arabs.
Byam said clients like the enclosed, weatherproof smoking shelters because they eliminate the whining of smokers, the righteous indignation of nonsmokers, the concerns about second-hand smoke, the visual disgust of visitors subjected to smokers hanging around doorways flipping cigarette butts, but most of all because they end the inevitable doorway confrontations between smokers and nonsmokers.
The church cannot remain dynamic without bringing the world to confrontation on significant social issues.
Still, you can't relate a tale of intrigue, confrontation, loyalty, apostasy, and conscience without tawdry episodes.
In other hospitals, the relationship between management and the professional staff is characterized by overt hostility that occasionally generates a cataclysmic confrontation, a crisis.
Copies of the book "Crucial Confrontations," as well as full research results, are also available.
was shot with a live bullet during confrontations in nearby al-Fawwar refugee
Jerusalem has been a scene of almost daily confrontations between
This changes at six and 12 months, where confrontations appear to be experienced more often within an interpersonal context.
On 23 January at the European Parliament in Brussels, the think tank Confrontations Europe and Le Club Lisbonne (gathering European members of parliament) are organising a dinner debate with the Briton Graham Watson, leader of the Liberals (ALDE) at the European Parliament, and Philippe Herzog, president of Confrontations European and a former MEP.
Dyer had been involved in at least two similar confrontations with police in Los Angeles and Wisconsin, including one in which she pointed a gun at a Los Angeles SWAT officer after invading the home of a woman who had jilted her.
Toronto--Spring 2003 in Ontario has been a time of confrontations between teachers and their unions on one side, and boards of education, trustees, and the Ontario provincial government on the other, continuing five years of confrontation.
And so on and so forth, for one could endlessly analyze such confrontations and the effects, no less spectacular, of the absence of confrontation, since a few works-for instance, the well-known Resource of 1984--benefited from what appeared in contrast as splendid isolation.
Their natural instincts tell them to avoid direct confrontations in the fear they will lose and look bad in front of their peers.
While the person who confronts nature may develop associations with others for the shared purpose of controlling the outside world, such associations do not afford true confrontations between persons.