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a truce in the long-running feud between the two teams
  a bitter, long-standing quarrel between two parties; or describing such a quarrel
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Sometimes the term blood feud is used to reference a feud between families.
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  • a truce in the long-running feud between the two teams
  • Perhaps the most famous American family feud was between the Hatfields and McCoys.
  • I look upon the whole world as my fatherland, and every war has to me the horror of a family feud.
    Helen Keller
  • My temper leads me to peace and harmony with all men; and it is peculiarly my wish to avoid any personal feuds or dissensions with those, who are embarked in the same great national interest with myself...
    George Washington

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  • The feud which had existed for ages between the families of Cervoni and Brunaschi was so old that it seemed to have smouldered out at last.
    Joseph Conrad  --  The Mirror of the Sea
  • They were only so far civil to each other as was necessary to prevent their state of feud from being observed by Mr. Stelling, who would have "put down" such nonsense with great vigor.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • I was powerful glad to get away from the feuds,
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Life is too bitter already, without territories and wars and noble feuds.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • There was also a feud going on between Lencho and Coach Rogers.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • There was even something to look forward to when school started—renewals of old feuds and friendships, weeks of learning again what one half forgot in the long summer.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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  • They were both in the kitchen, watching Family Feud.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Each khan kept hundreds of armed men both for feuds and to raid and loot other villages.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • All my campaign of self-sabotage had earned me was an unwinnable feud with Shelley and the deep and abiding resentment of my coworkers—who, let’s face it, were going to resent me anyway, because no matter how many displays I knocked over or customers I short-changed, one day I was going to inherit a sizable chunk of the company, and they were not.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The program attracted some of the most obsessive-compulsive women in the Camp, and their (BCD could really come into full flower as they trained the dogs, forming intense bonds with their canine companions and feuding with their human neighbors.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • But my ongoing feud with Ambrose added to my reputation more than anything else.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • There are stories of elopements, unrequited love, family feuds, and exhausting vendettas, which everyone was drawn into, had to be involved with.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • With the sort of minor shock to which I was becoming accustomed, I realized that that particular feud, whose origins I had thought shrouded in the mists of time, had not yet begun.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Maybe this was some rivalry, some feud going back months or centuries?
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Precisely because of your stupid little feud.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Some kind of feud.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • He tried to recapture the exhilaration of their usual feud.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • So that, you see, there is a deadly feud between us.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Little things like this had a way of escalating into blood feuds.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The names changed, as did the faces, and I spit on them equally for all the petty feuds, the snipers, the land mines, bombing raids, the rockets, the looting and raping and killing.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It stirs old memories, awakens the old feuds.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • And these were just the well-known feuds.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • A wild, mystical, sympathetical feeling was in me; Ahab’s quenchless feud seemed mine.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • For from this moment we are at feud with the cardinal.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • By the mid-’90s, the Taliban’s prime targets in Afghanistan-before I showed up-were the feuding warlords who (a) formed the mujahideen and (b) threw the Soviets out of the country.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • You’ve got to put aside your old feuds.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • We’ll get past the feud, but, until we do, you probably ought to stick to your land.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • There was some talk of a family feud between him and my cousin, the Marquis de St. Cyr.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • The feud between our families which had first come into the open over the matter of the great-horses had now been established for years.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Either way there’s not going to be any blood feud between our outfit and Shepard’s, If we needed them tomorrow they’d show.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • They saw him with the eyes of their ancestors, and by their inherited memory they knew White Fang for the wolf, and they remembered the ancient feud.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Grandfather was never a party to what Jake called our feud with the Shimerdas.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • The idea of conquest was dying out; it was mostly vengeance and feuding now.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • But Zeus the stormking sent me misery, plunging me into futile brawls and feuds.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Meanwhile, the young man had slung on to his person a decidedly shabby upper garment, and, erecting himself before the blaze, looked down on me from the corner of his eyes, for all the world as if there were some mortal feud unavenged between us.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Thou didst kindle the strife, this feud of kinsman with kin, By the eyes of a winsome wife, and the yearning her heart to win.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Was there a feud?
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • [4] From the crimes of Focaccia, a member of the great Cancellieri family of Pistoia, began the feud of the Black and the White factions, which long raged in Pistoia and in Florence.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • This led to a family feud, and he proposed to remove to Virginia.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • He had three or four boon companions, who regarded him as their model, and at the head of whom he scoured the country, attending every scene of feud or merriment for miles round.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • "The old feud," Yueh muttered.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • How can I resolve this dilemma without starting a blood feud?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • For that reason our feud with the Orcs is bitter.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • The mockingbirds and the jays, engaged in their old feud for possession of the magnolia tree beneath her window, were bickering, the jays strident, acrimonious, the mockers sweet voiced and plaintive.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He told of an ancient feud between two brothers which split all the world between darkness and light.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • Flittman and the horse had been feuding for five years and Evy hoped that one of them would get the decision soon.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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