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  • She thought then how peaceful it was here in this moment of their tiredness, and she recalled once hearing the minstrel-warrior Gurney Halleck say, "Better a dry morsel and quietness therewith than a house full of sacrifice and strife."

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  • Call it the circle of strife: The Arkansas couple who drove it before me were sketchy; Ozark Amy was obviously shady; hopefully, some Illinois down-and-outer will enjoy it for a bit too.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I hear things, rumblings in Downworld, the rumor of coming strife.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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