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contentiō ōnis, f

com-+2 TA-, a stretching, straining, exertion, tension, effort, struggle: vocis: studiorum: ferre tantam contentionem: dicendi: honorum, for honors: libertatis, L.A contest, contention, strife, fight, dispute, controversy: contentiones proeliorum: magna belli: in re pecuniariā: tanta mecum: contentiones, quas Aedui secum habuissent, Cs.: adversus procuratores, Ta.A comparison, contrast: hominum ipsorum: fortunarum.—In rhet., formal speech, oratory, C.A contrast, antithesis, C.Stress: vocis, i. e. the arsis.

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