noun, plural con·tre·temps [kon-truh-tahnz; French kawntruh-tahn]. /ˈkɒn trəˌtɑ̃z; French kɔ̃trəˈtɑ̃/.
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That seemed like it was the end of the matter but then new life was breathed into the contretemps on Monday.
The contretemps escalated during a commercial break when Khrushchev was handed a note by one of his advisers.
Carter reveals that Jay made weird, borderline mentorly calls to Kimmel long before the Conan contretemps began.
She also said that she did not see the latest contretemps between Lindsay and her father as a “controversy.”
Publishing contretemps aside, Zemeckis said she has no intention of curbing the growth of the Staar empire.
A serious contretemps has occurred which will affect you both if you do not leave immediately on receipt of this.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
Bradish was pretty familiar with the phases and the oddities of the dancing craze, but this contretemps rather staggered him.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
This little contretemps somewhat dashed their spirits, but they proceeded nevertheless to the fortune-teller's in their cab.Court Beauties of Old Whitehall|W. R. H. Trowbridge
"All Monte Carlo seems to be gossiping about that little contretemps," Draconmeyer continued.Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo|E. Phillips Oppenheim
This contretemps, however, is avoided by placing wet weeds on the eggs and by the general moisture of the nest.A Bird Calendar for Northern India|Douglas Dewar