• Crash of conflict
    Crash of conflict
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v conflict go against, as of rules and laws "He ran afoul of the law","This behavior conflicts with our rules"
    • v conflict be in conflict "The two proposals conflict!"
    • n conflict a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga","he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
    • n conflict an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals) "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine","police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
    • n conflict an incompatibility of dates or events "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
    • n conflict a disagreement or argument about something important "he had a dispute with his wife","there were irreconcilable differences","the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
    • n conflict opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
    • n conflict opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot) "this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing"
    • n conflict a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post","a conflict of loyalties"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conflict A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting. "As soon as he [Atterbury] was himself again, he became eager for action and conflict .""An irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces."
    • Conflict A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves.
    • Conflict To be in opposition; to be contradictory. "The laws of the United States and of the individual States may, in some cases, conflict with each other."
    • Conflict To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle. "A man would be content to . . . conflict with great difficulties, in hopes of a mighty reward."
    • Conflict To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide. "Fire and water conflicting together."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • conflict To strike or dash together; meet in opposition; come together violently.
    • conflict To contend; fight; strive; struggle.
    • conflict To be in opposition; be contrary or at variance: as, the evidence given by the second witness conflicted with that given by the first.
    • n conflict A struggle for mastery; a striving to oppose or overcome; a battle or combat; contention; controversy; strife.
    • n conflict Discord of action, feeling, or effect; antagonism, as of interests or principles; counteraction, as of causes, laws, or agencies of any kind; opposing action or tendency; opposition; collision: as, a conflict of the elements, or between right and wrong.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Conflict kon′flikt violent collision: a struggle or contest: a battle: a mental struggle
    • v.i Conflict to fight: contend: to be in opposition: to clash
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  • John Jay Chapman
    “Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same -- hardihood. Give them raw truth.”
  • Tom Hopkins
    Tom Hopkins
    “Why don't you want to do what you know you should do? The reason you don't is that you're in conflict with yourself.”
  • William Ellery Channing
    “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conflictus, p. p. of confligere, to conflict (cf. conflictare,); con-, + fligere, to strike; cf. Gr. fli`bein qli`bein, to press, L. flagrum, whip
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. confligĕrecon, together, and fligĕre, to strike.


In literature:

For two hours the deadly conflict continued, without any decisive results.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
They soon, however, broke into conflict with the empire through their ill-treatment by the imperial commanders.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
Again and again had the ruin of conflict swept over their unfortunately situated land.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Samoset had heard from his brethren of the forest all the incidents of this conflict.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Conflict after conflict ensued.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
Their heart is with us in this conflict.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
Bless you, my dear boy, and may you return safe and sound from the conflict!
"The Cat of Bubastes" by G. A. Henty
Thus the conflict of claims originated.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Upon this subject the foolishness of God and the wisdom of the world conflict.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
The conflict was waged bitterly; yet it was a conflict without a battle.
"The Origins and Destiny of Imperial Britain" by J. A. Cramb

In poetry:

Then get ready for the conflict,
For I will not lower my standard
Save with victory or death.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Say not that your trouble's great,
Or your conflicts many;
On your Heavenly Father wait,
He doth succour any.
"Pilgrim" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
That we go wailing, wailing,
Around a foreign horde–
Nor raise the call to conflict,
Nor ever draw the sword.
"The King of Ireland's Cairn" by Anna Johnston MacManus
If we're ready for this reaper,
In the final deadly strife,
When the conflict's fairly over
We shall enter into life.
"The Reaper" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Faithful soldier of the cross,
All thy conflicts now are done;
Earthly triumphs are but loss,
Thine is an immortal one.
"On The Death Of Elizabeth Scott" by David John Scott
So perilous your beauty seems
With rumour of old wars,
With crash and conflict. But 't is I
Who bleed and bear the scars.
"Immortal Eve - II" by Manmohan Ghose

In news:

A play becomes a classic not only because of well-written characters in a believable landscape with engrossing conflict.
Frank Buckles lied about his age to serve in World War I Before his death at 110 years old, he was America's only living link to the great conflict.
In a nod to Middle East conflict, President Obama noted the success of European unity following the tragedies of WWII while in Dresden , Germany, reports Richard Roth.
Alyeska storage tank at center of conflict with state DEC.
NEJM spiked drug company conflicts broadside.
WASHINGTON — It was another week at war in Afghanistan, another string of American casualties, and another collective shrug by a nation weary of a faraway conflict whose hallmark is its grinding inconclusiveness.
WASHINGTON — It was another week at war in Afghanistan, another string of American casualties — and another collective shrug by a nation weary of a faraway conflict whose hallmark is its grinding inconclusiveness.
WASHINGTON – It was another week at war in Afghanistan, another string of American casualties, and another collective shrug by a nation weary of a faraway conflict whose hallmark is its grinding inconclusiveness.
Three immigrants to testify as lawyers paint conflicting pictures.
Never mind the fact that I can't run, I have a poor arm and I'm afraid of conflict.
Sectarian violence in Lebanon echoing Syria's conflict.
Hope for a Vikings stadium deal this legislative session waxed and waned this week, the result of irresolute or ornery legislators who seem to reflect the conflicted views of their constituents.
The management of such situations is not conflict management, but rather decision-making in the midst of tensions -- before they evolve into conflict -- in pursuit of organizational and/or personal objectives.
Through out this treats history there have been pretty conflicting accounts to its origin.
JP Morgan Hedge Fund of Funds: Out-of-this-World Fees and Egregious Conflicts.

In science:

There are fewer manifestations of conflict between the student’s model and the teacher’s model and there is less learning. With collaborative learning, students can help each other learn, and more students are served.
ASK-IT/A2L: Assessing student knowlede with instructional technology
But remember, popularity only measures popularity, not scientific correctness. So how can you know whether an idea is right or wrong? One way is to look for a contradiction, a consequence that is in conflict with what is observed.
Teaching Earth Dynamics: What's Wrong with Plate Tectonics Theory?
Let C = {c0, c1 … cm} the set of all clauses of a problem. Definition 7 (Minimal conflict) A conflict is an inconsistent subset of clauses (according to the chosen logics, say PL). A minimal conflict C is a conflict such that: ∀C’⊂C, C’ is consistent.
Space-contained conflict revision, for geographic information
Our purpose now, is to demonstrate that the “containment conjecture” can be replaced by a much simpler condition, which involves only the size of the minimal conflicts.
Space-contained conflict revision, for geographic information
This is the case when all conflicts do not contain any c-clauses.
Space-contained conflict revision, for geographic information