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Definition conflict or angry disagreement
  • The region suffers from violent religious strife.
strife = conflict or angry disagreement
  • There is increasing labor strife in the developing country.
  • strife = conflict
  • Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife,
    Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray;
    Along the cool sequester'd vale of life
    They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
    Thomas Gray  --  Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
  • strife = conflict or angry disagreement
  • I hear things, rumblings in Downworld, the rumor of coming strife.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Under the boughs of Mirkwood there was deadly strife of Elves and Men and fell beasts.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The strife of their minds was quelled.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Why this strife of the chase? why weary, and palsy the arm at the oar, and the iron, and the lance? how the richer or better is Ahab now?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • The worst of the strife was over.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • I've done my best and I begin to understand what is meant by the 'joy of the strife.'
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • It was only the tame that the gods protected, and between the tame deadly strife was not permitted.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • The distance was nothing, but the power of the sea and wind made the strife deadly.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Followed that which thou didst see—strife and stupidity.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • I didn't anticipate how much strife my arrival would cause.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • It has also been said that there is internal strife in the City, between the demigods and what remains of their elders.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • She did not want strife, she blamed him for wanting to quarrel, but unconsciously put herself into an attitude of antagonism.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • O my sister, passing from me, Out of human care and strife, Leave me, as a gift, those virtues Which have beautified your life.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • / Be a hero in the strife!
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Yes, I've seen pain and I've seen strife.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • But where You come, Lord, the spirit of strife cannot exist....
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place

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