Usage examples for altercation

  1. By this time the brawl- for such it was proving to be- had begun to attract public notice, and those that walked halted to watch the altercation between the big man and the slim youth. – The God of Love by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  2. 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
  3. " 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
  4. 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
  5. Then said Noorna in a stern voice, 'No more altercation between us! – The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete by George Meredith
  6. 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
  7. You remember having an altercation with someone? – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  8. There was an altercation – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  9. 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
  10. The dogs did soon cease their altercation – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. A silence fell over the company and a sound of altercation came to them distinctly. – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Mr. Warrington's scorn and anger are not diminished by this altercation – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. 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