- v.争夺( contend的过去式和过去分词 ); 竞争; 搏斗; 争斗;
He contended that there must be life on Mars.
Three students contended for the prize.
Sisters contended about silly trifles.
The boy contended that I took the book.
Hume contended that only knowledge obtained by mathematical reasoning was certain.
The police contended that the difficulties they faced were too severe.
Columbus contended that the earth is round.
They have much to contended with.
Both of these seem to have contended which should bless and enrich him most.
The plaintiffs contended that the Secretary had violated this restriction.
For years tobacco companies have contended that tobacco is nonaddictive.
Five runners contended for first prize in the last race.
Britain contended for control of the sea in the 17 th century.
The official in the tax office contended that the shopkeeper was innocent.
She contended that her employers treated her less favourably than a man.