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- fighting; contending; in conflict
- 2020 September 9, Andrew Roden, “Network News: Positive response to Croydon remodelling”, in Rail, page 24:
- To eliminate conflicting movements at the busy Brighton Main Line station, Network Rail proposes to rebuild the station with two extra platforms (from six to eight) and a larger concourse.
- Being in opposition; contrary; contradictory.
- in the absence of all conflicting evidence
- 1999, Herre van Oostendorp, Susan R. Goldman, The construction of mental representations during reading
- On the other hand, the more effective the current activation vector is in reactivating the conflicting information, the more likely the two conflicting pieces of information are to be coactivated.
- 1841, Charles Dickens, chapter 73, in The Old Curiosity Shop:
- Of Sally Brass, conflicting rumours went abroad. Some said with confidence that she had gone down to the docks in male attire, and had become a female sailor; others darkly whispered that she had enlisted as a private in the second regiment of Foot Guards, and had been seen in uniform, and on duty, to wit, leaning on her musket and looking out of a sentry-box in St james's Park, one evening.