Origin of controversial
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That is why The Daily Beast stands with Charlie Hebdo and published their controversial covers in the wake of the attack.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
While this deferred action is controversial in the United States, in Mexico, what Obama did is universally popular.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Eighty-ninth Congress was potentially more fertile ground for the broad range of controversial programs on his dream agenda.
Zufi understands that his work can be controversial to many within his community.
The claim is one of a series of allegations made in a controversial documentary that the BBC has now pulled.Pulled Documentary Says William Felt ‘Used’ by Charles’ Push for Camilla|Tom Sykes|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it is not our purpose to discuss these questions in any controversial spirit.
Much less, of course, can we undertake to enter into these controversial points.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt
Nor is Oxford without a controversial prologue to the story of its printing.A History of the Cambridge University Press|S. C. Roberts
Many of these questions have not yet passed the controversial stage; out of these will emerge the astronomy of the future.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)|J. Arthur Thomson
This dissuasion only whetted the controversial appetite, and off set Philip with his Polyglot Bible under his arm.Perlycross|R. D. Blackmore
Word Origin and History for controversial
1580s, from Late Latin controversialis "pertaining to controversy," from Latin controversia (see controversy).