Definition of Bone of contention

1. Noun. The subject of a dispute. "The real bone of contention, as you know, is money"

Generic synonyms: Subject, Theme, Topic

Definition of Bone of contention

1. Noun. (idiomatic) Something that continues to be disputed; something on which no agreement can be reached ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bone Of Contention

bone marrow examination
bone marrow harvesting
bone marrow neoplasms
bone marrow purging
bone marrow suppression
bone marrow transplant
bone marrow transplantation
bone marrows
bone matrix
bone meal
bone metastases
bone metastases in kids
bone morphogenetic protein
bone morphogenetic proteins
bone nails
bone of contention (current term)
bone oil
bone phosphate
bone plate
bone plates
bone reflex
bone regeneration
bone remodeling
bone resorption
bone scan
bone scan: falsely negative metastases
bone sclerosis
bone sensibility
bone spavin
bone structure

Literary usage of Bone of contention

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1906)
"The great bone of contention was Louisiana; and the scene of the conflict, the turbulent city of New Orleans. On November 10, President Grant invited a ..."

2. The Lombard Communes: A History of the Republics of North Italy by William Francis Thomas Butler (1906)
"In 1324 they captured from the Archbishop of Ravenna the large town of Argenta, which in times past had formed a constant bone of contention between Ferrara ..."

3. A Personal Narrative of the Euphrates Expedition by William Ainsworth (1888)
"... A bone of contention.' WE landed, on the way from Bushire to Gra'ine, at the island of Kharak, ..."

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