01. The labor [dispute] has lasted for over 6 months now, and there is no end in sight.
02. You can't [dispute] the fact that you kissed my wife; I saw you myself.
03. He won his pay [dispute] with his employer after the union intervened.
04. The issue has been at the center of a bitter [dispute] between the state and federal governments for over a year.
05. Economists [dispute] the suggestion that immigrants are a drain on the economy.
06. Japan has [disputed] the ownership of these islands with the Russians since the Second World War.
07. The Americans are planning to [dispute] the decision with the International Olympic Committee.
08. Mark Twain once said that some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, and over these ideals they [dispute], but they all worship money.
09. Epicurus once said that in a philosophical [dispute], he gains most who is defeated, since he learns most.
10. What began as a simple property [dispute] between the two neighbors became a serious problem when one man cut down a tree which the other considered to be on his land.
11. Syria's boundary with Israel has been in [dispute] since 1967.
12. After Sri Lanka achieved independence from Britain in 1948, [disputes] occurred, mostly between the Tamil minority and the Sinhalese majority.
13. Islamic law holds that in a [dispute], the testimony of two women is equivalent to that of one man.
14. Azerbaijan must peacefully resolve its [dispute] with Armenia in order to allow the country to prosper economically.
15. A Congolese proverb notes, "Two birds [disputed] about a seed, when a third swooped down, and carried it off."
16. The great Italian painter Caravaggio was forced to flee Rome after killing a man in a [dispute] over a tennis match.
17. In April of 1995, the European Union and Canada ended a bitter [dispute] over fishing rights in the North Atlantic with a deal which would protect threatened fish stocks.
18. In the 1980s, Iran fought a bloody, indecisive war with Iraq over [disputed] territory.
19. It is an [indisputable] fact that global temperatures are alarmingly higher than normal this year.
20. By the late eighteenth century, France had become the [undisputed] center of the Western art world.
21. Whether John alone was responsible for the accident is [disputable]. Both drivers were going over the speed limit.
22. Never let a little [dispute] injure a great relationship.

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  • dispute — [ dispyt ] n. f. • 1474; de disputer 1 ♦ Vx Discussion, lutte d opinions, sur un point de doctrine. ⇒ débat, discussion. Dispute par écrit. ⇒ polémique. 2 ♦ (XVIIe) Mod. Échange violent de paroles (arguments, reproches, insultes) entre personnes… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dispute — di‧spute [dɪˈspjuːt,ˈdɪspjuːt] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES a serious disagreement between two groups of people, especially a disagreement between workers and their employers in which the workers take action to protest: • The… …   Financial and business terms

  • dispute — dis·pute 1 /di spyüt/ vb dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing vi: to engage in a dispute disputing with management over contract terms vt: to engage in a dispute over disputing the correct application of the contract provision; esp: to oppose by argume …   Law dictionary

  • dispute — DISPUTE. s. f. Débat, contestation. Grande dispute. Ils sont toujours en dispute. Avoir dispute ensemble. Avoir dispute contre quelqu un. Opiniâtre dans la dispute. La chaleur de la dispute. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi Des actions publiques qui se… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • dispute — Dispute. s. f. Debat, contestation. Grande dispute. ils sont tousjours en dispute. avoir dispute ensemble. avoir dispute contre quelqu un. opiniastre dans la dispute. la chaleur de la dispute. Il se dit aussi des actions publiques qui se font… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Dispute — Dis*pute , n. [Cf. F. dispute. See {Dispute}, v. i.] 1. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate. [1913 Webster] Addicted more To contemplation and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dispute — [di spyo͞ot′] vi. disputed, disputing [ME disputen < OFr desputer < L disputare, lit., to compute, discuss, hence argue about < dis , apart + putare, to think: see PUTATIVE] 1. to argue; debate 2. to quarrel vt. 1. to argue or debate (a… …   English World dictionary

  • Dispute — Dis*pute , v. t. 1. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss. [1913 Webster] The rest I reserve it be disputed how the magistrate is to do herein. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disputé — disputé, ée (di spu té, tée) part. passé. Mis en dispute, en discussion. •   Ces neuf années s écoulèrent avant que j eusse pris aucun parti touchant les difficultés qui ont coutume d être disputées entre les doctes, DESC. Méth. III, 7.    Fig.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • dispute — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. desputer (12c.) dispute, fight over, contend for, discuss, from L. disputare weigh, examine, discuss, argue, explain, from dis separately (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + putare to count, consider, originally to prune (see PAVE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • dispute — vb argue, debate, *discuss, agitate Analogous words: see those at DEBATE Antonyms: concede Contrasted words: *grant, allow dispute n *argument, controversy Analogous words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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