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Definition a bitter, long-standing fight between two parties; or describing such a fight
  • Perhaps the most famous American family feud was between the Hatfields and McCoys.
feud = a bitter, long-standing fight
  • It's time to stop this feud.
  • feud = long-standing fight
  • She called a truce in the long-running feud between the two teams.
  • feud = a bitter, long-standing fight
  • 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
  • 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
  • There was also a feud going on between Lencho and Coach Rogers.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • feud = a bitter, long-standing quarrel
  • Life is too bitter already, without territories and wars and noble feuds.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • feuds = bitter, long-standing fights
  • Why, nothing—only it's on account of the feud.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • feud = a bitter, long-standing fight
  • —and by and by everybody's killed off, and there ain't no more feud.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • feud = a bitter, long-standing fight
  • I'd see him standing my watch on top of his'n, 'stead of calling me, so I could go on sleeping; and see him how glad he was when I come back out of the fog; and when I come to him again in the swamp, up there where the feud was; and such-like times;
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • feud = a bitter, long-standing fight
  • "Well," says Buck, "a feud is this way: A man has a quarrel with another man, and kills him; then that other man's brother kills HIM; then the other brothers, on both sides, goes for one another; then the COUSINS chip in—and by and by everybody's killed off,"
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • feud = a bitter, long-standing fight
  • I was powerful glad to get away from the feuds,
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • feuds = bitter, long-standing fights
  • Don't you know what a feud is?
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • feud = a bitter, long-standing fight
  • What's a feud?
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • feud = a bitter, long-standing fight
  • Did you come with Lord Bracken and Lord Blackwood, the time they visited to lay their feud before my father?
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • This led to a family feud, and he proposed to remove to Virginia.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • It stirs old memories, awakens the old feuds.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Described what amounts to a blood feud between Sheng and myself.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy

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