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- adjective Not
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Only the market with its cold, hard statistics has real, uncontentious power at present.
And one would expect it to be a fairly uncontentious topic, compared with some that the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series has tackled over the past year (American policy toward the Mideast, the financial crisis, etc.).
Roger Lowenstein, writing in the New York Times, argues that extravagant pensions are killing General Motors — which is fairly uncontentious — before veering into brazenly political and self-contradictory territory:
Lawrence, who was the best of all critics, never wrote an uncontentious piece in his life.
Storyteller Donald Sturrock 2010
We intend the talk of propositions and concepts in this context to be uncontentious, and not depend on any specific construals of these notions.
The Normativity of Meaning and Content Glüer, Kathrin 2009
I see no reason why the moderator should not publish these fairly uncontentious comments.
In recent times the two writers to attain unarguable NT status have been Alan Bennett and the recently deceased John Mortimer: both old-fashioned liberals, but managing to exude the sense that if confronted by a rabid crypto - fascist Little Englander, they would offer a glass of champagne (in Mortimer's case) or a steaming mug of cocoa (in Bennett's) and then search for common ground in uncontentious topics.
Such, Such Was Eric Blair Barnes, Julian 2009
Actually this makes the EU more interesting and in some ways more impressive than if it merely incarnated some uncontentious utopian blueprint.
The writers who've come along since the '60s are a remarkably uncontentious lot.
Mr. Wolfe Bites Back 2008
As with knowledge, it is difficult to provide an uncontentious analysis of certainty.
Certainty Reed, Baron 2008