The beginning of the active opposition to the crown may be placed in the resistance, led by James Otis, to the issuing of writs (after 1 75 2, Otis's famous argument against them being made in 1760-1761) to compel citizens to assist the revenue officers; followed later by the outburst of feeling at the imposition of the Stamp Act (1765), when Massachusetts took the lead in confronting the royal power.
Along the southern coast, where the houses of Seleucus and Ptolemy strove for predominance, we find the names of Berenice, Arsinoe and Ptolemais confronting those of Antioch and Seleucia.
- The chief problems now confronting the monarchy were no longer military, but social, economic and constitutional.
It was the cowards' way out, but right now she wasn't up to confronting him.
Brady sheathed his weapon and leapt over the boulders, confronting the struggling duo.