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A hostile or argumentative meeting or situation between opposing parties.‘a confrontation with the legislature’‘four months of violent confrontation between government and opposition forces’
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- ‘The confrontation with the court represents the first test of the new administration, analysts say.’
- ‘The first ran out of the facility in anger after a confrontation with another female.’
- ‘The others are getting into it a bit more, the confrontations, scheming and arguments have started and we're barely a week in to the show.’
- ‘But, I do know that a swan is not the sort of beast you want a confrontation with.’
- ‘If he fails to do so, he runs the risk of a confrontation with the people of the State.’
- ‘It is a grotesque confrontation with the reality of life and death.’
- ‘He could then, very easily, make the confrontation with the Centre an issue and go back to the people.’
- ‘A confrontation with a group of youths drove her to fire the weapon at the pavement near one teenager's feet.’
- ‘This confrontation with our mortality also occurs when someone close to us dies.’
- ‘The bank disclosed her new address, forcing her to move again in a hurry to avoid a confrontation with her husband.’
- ‘In fact, she had been avoiding him since the confrontation with the paint stick.’
- ‘It's supposed to give us freedom of action in a confrontation with a nuclear-armed state.’
- ‘People are coming here to have a violent confrontation with the police.’
- ‘Yet for all its confrontation with sex, drugs and sin, this book strongly affirms the human.’
- ‘They were thought to be preparing for a confrontation with former associates who had set up a rival drugs gang.’
- ‘I thought it wise not to engage in any further confrontation with the gentleman on the issue.’
- ‘The logic of events will lead them to a confrontation with the West.’
- ‘It would not have been fitting for him to die a martyr's death in a fiery confrontation with authority.’
- ‘I had enough on my mind without having to have a confrontation with him right now.’
- ‘This new workers' organisation was forced into violent confrontation with the state.’
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