Present participle of contract., as in hiring or trading.
Contracting Sentence Examples
The muscles in her legs were contracting painfully.
Her heart hesitated a moment, contracting for a race.
The history of international arbitration is dealt with in the article Peace, where treaties of general arbitration are discussed, both those which embrace all future differences thereafter to arise between the contracting parties, and also those more limited conventions which aim at the settlement of all future differences in regard to particular subjects, e.g.
Resolution 67 warned Anglicans from contracting marriages, under actual conditions, with Roman Catholics.
Nicholas was allowed no respite and no peace, and those who had seemed to pity the old man--the cause of their losses (if they were losses)--now remorselessly pursued the young heir who had voluntarily undertaken the debts and was obviously not guilty of contracting them.