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feud
used in The Once and Future King

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Definition
a bitter, long-standing fight between two parties; or describing such a fight
  • Life is too bitter already, without territories and wars and noble feuds.
    Book 2 -- The Queen of Air and Darkness (19% in)
feuds = bitter, long-standing fights
  • "And we must keep the feud living forever," said Agra-vaine, "because Mammy is a Cornwall.
    Book 2 -- The Queen of Air and Darkness (7% in)
  • "One reason," said the magician, "is the immortal feud of Gael and Gall.
    Book 2 -- The Queen of Air and Darkness (15% in)
  • There is the feud of Gael and Gall which we have been talking about, but there are other feuds too.
    Book 2 -- The Queen of Air and Darkness (18% in)
  • There is the feud of Gael and Gall which we have been talking about, but there are other feuds too.
    Book 2 -- The Queen of Air and Darkness (18% in)
  • They were praying that they might be true to their loving mother—that they might be worthy of the Cornwall feud which she had taught them—and that they might never forget the misty land of Lothian where their fathers reigned.
    Book 2 -- The Queen of Air and Darkness (94% in)
  • Petty feuds were raging to the destruction of the poor and helpless, and, if a knight did happen to be dragged from his horse in a battle, he was so well screwed up that only an expert could do him harm.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (14% in)
  • This hatred would become a feud, and then the king or leader of the one place would challenge the leader of the other one to a tourney—and both factions would go to the meeting with full intent to do each other mischief.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (16% in)
  • There is going to be trouble in Cornwall soon, between Tristram and Mark, and there is the Orkney feud.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (34% in)
  • It is not only that feud and open manslaughter have started: there is the bold bawdry as well.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (59% in)
  • "Do you think," asked Arthur, "that feuds are good things?
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (67% in)
  • If I want to stop the feud law, do you think it would be any good my appealing to Gawaine, and to people like him?
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (67% in)
  • There had been the first feeling, a companionship of youth under which Arthur had launched his grand crusade—the second, of chivalrous rivalry growing staler every year in the greatest court of Europe, until it had nearly turned to feud and empty competition.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (81% in)
  • Arthur had managed to wean Sir Aglovale from his revenge, it is true, and the old feud seemed to have healed over.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (82% in)
  • The Pellinore feud, the old Pendragon-Cornwall feud, the Lancelot entanglement, and then the sudden death of a person not apparently concerned with any of them—all these mixed themselves together into a fume of venom which coiled, about the Queen.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (83% in)
  • The Pellinore feud, the old Pendragon-Cornwall feud, the Lancelot entanglement, and then the sudden death of a person not apparently concerned with any of them—all these mixed themselves together into a fume of venom which coiled, about the Queen.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (83% in)
  • Kind and sensitive Aglovale, the forgiver of the Pellinore feud, was exchanging hearty thumps with the beautiful Gareth.
    Book 3 -- The Ill-Made Knight (**% in)
  • They had been talking, before the eagle-owl woke up, about the earlier wrongs of their family—about their grandmother, Igraine, who had been wronged by Arthur's father —about all the long-gone feud of Gael and Gall, which had been taught them by their dam in old Dunlothian.
    Book 4 -- The Candle in the Wind (3% in)
  • My feud is with the merry monarch.
    Book 4 -- The Candle in the Wind (32% in)
  • There was a feud between his mother and Arthur, and the old woman hated him coming.
    Book 4 -- The Candle in the Wind (59% in)
  • Even if we did give ourselves up, Bors and Ector and the rest would carry on the feud—if we were killed.
    Book 4 -- The Candle in the Wind (61% in)
  • There are a hundred extra feuds on foot, for those we killed in the market-place and on the stairs, and for things through half a century of Arthur's past.
    Book 4 -- The Candle in the Wind (61% in)
  • And our knights would have no excuse for carrying on the feud, because they would have to obey the Church....
    Book 4 -- The Candle in the Wind (62% in)

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