English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "controversial"

The government's decision to subsidize professional hockey teams resulted in a great deal of controversy, and ultimately resulted in a reversal of the decisionYou shouldn't talk about controversial topics with people you don't know very well because it might start an argument.

The government's decision to subsidize professional hockey teams resulted in a great deal of controversy, and ultimately resulted in a reversal of the decision.

Immigration can be a very controversial topic amongst Australians.

The government's plans to cut unemployment benefits are certain to generate a great deal of controversy.

We often discuss controversial topics in class because these topics always get people thinking.

The art show has been quite controversial because of its erotic imagery.

George is a very controversial leader, due to his outspoken manner.

Galileo's discoveries regarding the universe generated intense interest and controversy.

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

The climate provided by modern industrial societies for religion is a subject of considerable controversy.

Our response to the controversial social issues of our time will determine our future.

John F. Kennedy once remarked, Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors.

Richard Nixon once said that if an individual wants to be a leader, and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything.

Uganda is one of Africa's most beautiful and controversial nations.

Nuclear power is a controversial issue in Sweden, and it is expected that the country's nuclear reactors will be gradually shut down over the next 20 years.

In March of 1972, Cosmopolitan magazine released its controversial issue of actor Burt Reynolds in a nude pose.

Charles Darwin's book The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was very controversial when it was first published in November of 1859.

In August of 2002, the U.S. government began advising some companies to end many of their controversial animal tests, saying laboratory alternatives exist that are quicker, and just as good.

Although guidelines require that the animals used in research must be treated humanely, controversy over their use still continues.

He is a very uncontroversial, boring leader, but he will do until a more dynamic person comes along.

She has been involved in a number of controversies since taking over as leader.

Discussion: Do you think that there are some controversial topics which should be avoided in an ESL class? If so, what are they?

Find someone who enjoys discussing controversial topics.


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