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Usage examples for altercation

  1. Then ensued an altercation among the three students, on account of this inopportune sally, and a second spokesman, tall, thin, and wearing spectacles, took the place of the first. – The Saint by Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer
  2. Nevil hoisted his small daughter on his shoulder as the safest way to avoid an altercation and humbly asked if he must pick violets, " they grow so low down." – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  3. On the next day, however, Captain Tabb succeeded in discovering another, and in an altercation with Maj. – In and Out of Rebel Prisons by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
  4. " No; it is part of the Herondale estate," replied Ida, rather more gently: for was it not horrible that she should be engaged in altercation with Stafford's future wife? – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  5. In fact the silence became intolerable to Sir Walter, who had expected, and would have thoroughly enjoyed a heated altercation, in which he would have known exactly where he was. – Leonie of the Jungle by Joan Conquest
  6. An altercation took place, and it is said that Mattheson went so far as to box Handel's ears. – Story-Lives of Great Musicians by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
  7. I could not avoid hearing the last part of the altercation between them, for it took place in the garden- walk, outside the dining- room window, while I was occupied in laying the table for lunch. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  8. Now, in regard to that violin, Dreer, which, you know, has nothing to do with our recent altercation. – Left Tackle Thayer by Ralph Henry Barbour
  9. In consequence I turned the corner of the shop rapidly, coming directly upon, and almost over- running, a lad who had halted Saul, and was engaged with him in angry altercation. – The Minute Boys of York Town by James Otis
  10. You remember having an altercation with someone? – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  11. A silence fell over the company and a sound of altercation came to them distinctly. – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  12. As he passed along the streets of his capital he heard the voices of two raised in altercation, and halting the bearer of his umbrella, he commanded that the persons concerned should be brought before him and state the nature of their dispute. – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  13. The dogs did soon cease their altercation. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  14. His men watched him, and wondered, and liked it little, for one or two who had overheard his altercation with the Churchmen had reported it, and there was shaking of heads over it. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  15. A violent altercation ensued, because one of the Hagars of the desert had allowed a stranger to drink before her husband had been supplied. – Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams
  16. Then said Noorna in a stern voice, 'No more altercation between us! – The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete by George Meredith
  17. Sometimes one line passes the other, and then sustains a momentary check, while the other darts forward; and now and then a panel is smashed, with the usual altercation, and dust unspeakable eddying and floating everywhere in the sun; all sorts of chaff exchanged, mail- coach horns blowing, and general impudence and hilarity; gentlemen with veils on, and ladies with light hoods over their bonnets, and all sorts of gauzy defences against the dust. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  18. Mr. Warrington's scorn and anger are not diminished by this altercation. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
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