By 1940, it had become an uprooted, disputatious, and contracting faith.
But he was possessed of an irascible temper, and was naturally disputatious.
But words, in the context of the disputatious Holy Land, matter a great deal, too.
Ellison’s disputatious personality was legendary among science-fiction aficionados.
Well, less disputatious and declamatory, which might not have suited Shylock.”
Digital media platforms are inherently interactive and, well, people are disputatious.
This can result in an extended to-and-fro that endows parts of the Qurʾān with a decidedly polemical and disputatious quality.
At a corner table in the dining room of Marea, a restaurant on Central Park South, the conversation was smooth but disputatious.
White of Stony Brook University celebrates the disputatious, never-let-them-call-you-a-sucker language that is New York English.
Feuchtwanger’s “Exil,” translated into English as “Paris Gazette,” is a soulful satire, set among disputatious emigrants in Paris.
Boileau resumed his disputatious role in 1692, when the literary world found itself divided between the so-called Ancients and Moderns.
Others led the life of perpetual students, vagabond clerics, or disputatious goliards—the objects of repeated but ineffectual condemnation.
He watches our disputatious citizenry as one might watch a soap opera on television, or a three-ring circus, or a professional football game.
It is tempting to draw a straight line from these disputatious eras of Jewish history to the modern period, which is the subject of Goodman’s last chapter.
IN THE early centuries of eastern Christian history, when doctrines were hammered out at seven disputatious bishops’ councils, theological arguments were on everyone’s mind.
But whereas Anselm had managed to deflect criticisms of this new approach in theology, Abelard’s disputatious personality alarmed those who were more comfortable with the older style.
It was a perfect Parisian tone of voice—not disputatious, just suggesting a love of the shared pursuit of the truth, which, unfortunately, happens not to be in your possession right now.
Sustained by “the disputatious Australian personality” and the national “lack of deference”, she founded Virago Press in 1973 and began a lifelong campaign to challenge Britain’s snotty imperial delusions.
None of these, sadly, is either Marlowe or Shakespeare, or even Harold Bloom, but their example demonstrates, I think, that the disputatious professor identified something profoundly important for our understanding - such as it is - of creativity and its mysteries.
Thus the “humane letters” of classical and Christian antiquity would have a beneficent effect on the mind, in contrast to the disputatious temper induced by scholastic logic-chopping or the vengeful amour propre bred into young aristocrats by chivalric literature, “the stupid and tyrannical fables of King Arthur.”
- inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
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Thus the humane letters of classical and Christian antiquity would have a beneficent effect on the mind in contrast to the disputatious temper induced by scholastic logic-chopping or the vengeful amour propre bred into young aristocrats by chivalric literature the stupid and tyrannical fables of King Arthur