Journey in Life: 10/16/15

Friday, October 16, 2015

"In contention with" nghĩa là gì?

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'In contention with' có từ contention là sự đấu tranh, sự ganh đua; vì thế cụm từ này nghĩa là xung đột quan điểm (với ai) về vấn đề quan trọng nào đó (dispute with, difference of opinion, conflict - a disagreement or argument about something important).

Ví dụ
The other three candidates didn't achieve a breakthrough moment to put them in contention with Mrs. Clinton and Sen. Sanders.

We are constantly in contention with each other. We celebrate a noisy democracy. In the process we cut our own nose off to spite our face.

In foreign policy it embraces universal ideals without the means to enforce them, and cosmopolitan identity in contention with national loyalties — with European unity accompanied by east-west and north-south divides and an ecumenical attitude toward autonomy movements (Catalan, Bavarian, Scot) challenging the integrity of states.

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