Beerbohm is in fact quickly disputatious and highly opinionated, on subjects from Strindberg to the music hall.
It may be that he supposed it to be already sufficiently discredited by its incurably contentious or disputatious character.
As president of the European Council, where Europe’s heads of government meet, it will fall to Mr Tusk to craft deals between 28 disputatious leaders.
Like other parties of the kind, it was first silent, then talky, then argumentative, then disputatious, then unintelligible, then altogethery, then inarticulate, and then drunk.
There’s no era in which thought is monolithic, and late-nineteenth-century America was probably as disputatious as any era has been.
Distinguished, disputatious, short, ugly, hot-tempered, upstanding, provincial, learned (president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences).
In his interviews, Harris adopts a drowsy monotone that seems pitched to signal his commitment to the dispassionate promotion of disputatious ideas.
Rape is a crime, moreover, that rarely has witnesses; if charges are brought, the case usually degenerates into a disputatious litany of “he said, she said.”
Thalasinos led a disputatious life on Twitter and Facebook, writing with a vehemence that is normally reserved for comments posted anonymously, or pseudonymously.
But the two had fallen out during the Bush Administration, when Romero was challenged by a faction of the A.C.L.U.’s large and famously disputatious board—a fight that Romero won.
For Ravitch, the publication’s offices, on East Fifteenth Street, were the equivalent of the disputatious City College lunchroom alcoves that spawned an earlier generation of New York intellectuals.
Many of the scenes at ground level are frequented by disputatious gents in top hats, although the departure of the aeronauts, at the outset, is a rowdy spectacle—fireworks, a cheering mob, and a dog named Posey, who, flung from the balloon, parachutes to terra firma without a yap.
But if this expression is not to be contradictory, it has to be taken to refer to an acceptance of the agnostic principle, combined either with a conviction that at least some minimum of affirmative doctrine can be established on adequate grounds, or else with the sort of religion or religiousness that makes no very substantial or disputatious doctrinal demands.
Herodotus was deeply impressed not only by the great size of the Persian Empire but also by the varied and polyglot nature of its army, which was yet united in a single command, in complete contrast to the Greek forces with their political divisions and disputatious commanders, although the Greeks shared a common language, religion, and way of thought and the same feeling about what they were fighting for.
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Herodotus was deeply impressed not only by the great size of the Persian Empire but also by the varied and polyglot nature of its army which was yet united in a single command in complete contrast to the Greek forces with their political divisions and disputatious commanders although the Greeks shared a common language religion and way of thought and the same feeling about what they were fighting for