One major point of contention in the planned overhaul is an amendment to the way in which judges are selected.
The list is long but here are the main bones of contention between China and the West:
Diplomatic relations have been a point of contention between the two sides since Castro took office last year and they have been unable to reach a consensus.
the act of competing as for profit or a prize
There is nothing “content,” or satisfying, about being in contention, and that’s probably because the word contention means being in a competition that only one side can win.
“And in this corner, the contender” is heard at most boxing matches to describe each of the fighters about to go into contention in the ring. Sometimes, though, a contention can be a battle of words or a struggle between two parties over a single point. The expression “bone of contention” describes a narrow object of disagreement that reaches the level of strife, or contention. For two hungry dogs, though, the bone of contention might be a serious matter.
“And in this corner, the contender”在大多数拳击比赛中都会被听到，用来形容每一位即将在擂台上角逐的拳手。但有时，争论可能是口水战或两方之间就一个问题的斗争。 “争论的焦点”一词描述了达到冲突或争论程度的狭隘分歧对象。然而，对于两只饥饿的狗来说，争论的焦点可能是一件严肃的事情。
In Jackson Heights” The latest from the brilliant Frederick Wiseman has a three-hour-plus running time; maybe this explains why once again the dunderheads at the Academy didn’t put him in contention.
在杰克逊高地”，杰出的弗雷德里克·怀斯曼 (Frederick Wiseman) 的最新作品有三个多小时的播放时间；也许这就解释了为什么学院里的笨蛋又一次没有把他放在竞争中。
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I had high energy in my first match, like I knew I had to get a jump on my opponent in order to stay in contention to win.
—Proud by Ibtihaj Muhammad
With one round to go, only three pairs were in contention.
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contention (n.)late 14c., contencioun, “strife, dissension, quarreling,” from Old French contencion and directly from Latin contentionem (nominative contentio) “a vigorous struggling, a contest, a fight,” noun of action from past-participle stem of contendere (see contend). Meaning “a violent effort to obtain something” is from 1570s; meaning “that which is contended for” is from 1630s.Related entries & more
contention (n.)late 14c., contencioun，“冲突、争执、争吵”，来自古法语 contencion，直接来自拉丁语 contentionem（主格 contentio）“一场激烈的斗争、一场竞赛、一场战斗”，过去的行动名词- contendere 的分词词干（见 contend）。意思是“为了获得某物而付出的巨大努力”是从 1570 年代开始的；意思是“所争夺的”来自 1630 年代。相关条目及更多
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