What is contention?

More definitions of "contention":

  • (noun): The act of competing as for profit or a prize.
    Example: "The teams were in fierce contention for first place"
    Synonyms: competition, rivalry
  • (noun): A point asserted as part of an argument.

Famous quotes containing the word contention:

    The making of a picture ought surely to be a rather fascinating adventure. It is not; it is an endless contention of tawdry egos, some of them powerful, almost all of them vociferous, and almost none of them capable of anything much more creative than credit-stealing and self- promotion.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    It is my contention that civil disobedients are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)

    In truth, the legitimate contention is, not of one age or school of literary art against another, but of all successive schools alike, against the stupidity which is dead to the substance, and the vulgarity which is dead to form.
    Walter Pater (1839–1894)