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    contention/turn up

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    The heaven being spread with this pallid screen and the earth with the darkest vegetation, their meeting-line at the horizon was clearly marked.
    meeting-line = tangent

    By pride comes only contention, but with the well-advised is wisdom.

    contention = a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

    One long contention of fraud against robbery.

    contention = dispute

    As if there had been a contention among them who would do the best.

    contention = competition, emulation

    This is not a time for contention.

    contention = dispute

    The theory of evolution is a Bone of Contention for the past 150 years.

    bone of contention = a matter for argument; subject about which there is disagreement

    The rival teams were in contention for the championship.

    contention = contest, competition

    In this pub (public house) villagers turn up with say, a dozen eggs and in return they get themselves a pint of beer.

    The missing boy turned up an hour later.

    A man without training works at whatever jobs turn up.

    My brother has just turned up from India.

    turn up = appear or be found suddenly or unexpectedly, arrive

    The police searched the house hoping to turn up more clues.

    I have just turned up the photo of your mother.

    The book I lost hasn't turned up yet.

    turn up = to find; discover

    He turned up the ends of his trousers.

    You have to turn up your collar.

    turn up = fold

    She turns up her nose.

    turn up = increase

    The engine turns up 100 horsepower.

    turn up = increase the volume, speed, intensity, or flow of

    His father turns up the soilfor the term of his life.

    turn up = plough, till

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: contention/turn up

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    The heaven being spread with this pallid screen and the earth with the darkest vegetation, their meeting-line at the horizon was clearly marked.
    meeting-line = tangent= It is a straight line starting from the point where the sky touches the curved surface of the earth.

    By pride comes only contention, but with the well-advised is wisdom.

    contention = a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

    One long contention of fraud against robbery.

    contention = dispute

    As if there had been a contention among them who would do the best.

    contention = competition, emulation

    This is not a time for contention.

    contention = dispute

    The theory of evolution is a “Bone of Contention” for the past 150 years.

    bone of contention = a matter for argument; subject about which there is disagreement=a reason for quarrels, the subject of a fight
    The family property was a major bone of contention when their father died.
    The rival teams were in contention for the championship.

    contention = contest, competition

    In this pub (public house) villagers turn up with say, a dozen eggs and in return they get themselves a pint of beer.

    The missing boy turned up an hour later.

    A man without training works at whatever jobs turn up.

    My brother has just turned up from India.

    turn up = appear or be found suddenly or unexpectedly, arrive

    The police searched the house hoping to turn up more clues.

    I have just turned up the photo of your mother.

    The book I lost hasn't turned up yet.

    turn up = to find; discover

    He turned up the ends of his trousers.

    You have to turn up your collar.

    turn up = fold

    She turns up her nose.

    turn up = increase

    The engine turns up 100 horsepower.

    turn up = increase the volume, speed, intensity, or flow of

    His father turns up the soil for the term of his life.

    turn up = plough, till

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    I think all are correct. You can add one more: Something turned up, so I couldn't go. (happened unexpectedly)

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