They were willing enough to admit the abstract claims of the Empire; but in the world of feudalism there was a multitude of established customs and rights which rudely conflicted with these claims, and in action, remote and abstract considerations gave way before concrete and present realities.
The pacifist manufacturer was a conflicted individual during wartime.
I'm sure whoever did it, was feeling very conflicted about now.
Deidre didn't know what to think about Gabriel, not when he seemed conflicted about her to start off with.
He was no longer the conflicted man she'd met on a beach a few days before.
The boy blushed, appeared conflicted, and at last gave a stiff nod.
She gazed around A'Ran's bedroom, conflicted with the idea that her choice would mean she never saw her home, her family again.
When Elisabeth opened the door and he laid eyes on her, all conflicted thoughts were replaced with raw emotion.
He wasn't the conflicted boy anymore.
Nor had he any wish to undermine established beliefs, except where he conceived that they conflicted with a truer religion and a purer morality.
By his interpreters it was transformed into a theory of one soul common to all mankind, and when thus corrupted conflicted not unreasonably with the doctrines of a future life, common to Islam and Christendom.
The date conflicted with the Election Day for sheriff but Cynthia repeated her promise to vote absentee.
To the various unreal interpretations, and when the literal sense conflicted with the dogmas or tradition of the Church its validity was wholly denied.
It met now and then, and directed sentiment, being twice dispersed by United States troops; but it passed no laws, and did nothing that conflicted with the Territorial government countenanced by Congress.
Of the two contrary currents which have continually mingled and conflicted throughout the course of French history, that of monarchic absolutism and that of aristocratic and democratic liberty, the former was now to carry all before it.
He was leaving conflicted after seeing the marking on her back, the one that identified her as Darkyn's mate.
Robespierre, the leading member of the committee, abhorred the chiefs of the Commune, not merely because they conflicted with his ambition but from difference of character.
They refused to accept the doctrine of creation because it conflicted with the explanation of forms as the necessary evolution of matter.
I was conflicted; should I support the love of my life or be more pragmatic?
She appeared conflicted yet hopeful.
These stories are, in fact, of a stamp with the detailed narratives already noticed (§ 3), and they conflict with the fragmentary traditions of David's steps to Jerusalem as seriously as the popular narratives of Saul conflicted with older evidence.
Conflicted, she returned to the kitchen to find Jonny seated on a stool near a counter.