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The conservative movement, alongside the oil industry Advertisement , helped to make climate change into a politically contentious issue.
Confirmation proceedings have generally gotten much more contentious over the years.
Now, it feels like a near certainty that Luján will replace Udall, retaining the seat for the Democrats in an ever-contentious battle for Senate control.Ben Ray Luján is hoping to become one of the most influential Latino senators|Katelyn Burns|October 1, 2020|Vox
He’s now on the other side of the contentious state ballot measure.Morning Report: A New Twist in the Navigation Center Saga|Voice of San Diego|October 1, 2020|Voice of San Diego
One of the most contentious ballot measures in North County this election is undoubtedly Measure L in Oceanside.North County Report: North River Farms and More Big Politifest Convos|Kayla Jimenez|September 30, 2020|Voice of San Diego
And, more contentiously, would you be in favor of striking ISIS in Syria?Britain Is Preparing for Military Strikes Against ISIS|Nico Hines|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It has long been said that Americans deal forthrightly though contentiously with race, sex, and social issues.Job Market’s Tough ‘New Normal’: Some Careers Aren’t Coming Back|Zachary Karabell|March 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"There's something to be done for it, and perhaps mademoiselle's the person to do it," Sherringham contentiously suggested.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
When we act contentiously and harmfully and passionately and violently, to what have we declined?
Sometimes contentiously prejudiced men are altogether too fond of the dictionary.The Sources Of Religious Insight|Josiah Royce
"Indeed we do marry—perfectly easily—when we once love," retorted the woman contentiously!The Sick-a-Bed Lady|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
"Na, th' ben't one alive," said an old miner, contentiously.Gordon Keith|Thomas Nelson Page