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Definition bitter hostile argument between two parties — typically long-standing between families or tribes with occasional incidents of violence
  • 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
  • They had been locked in a feud for so long no one even seemed to remember how it had started—probably some small slight, as we are a hot-headed people.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • feud = bitter argument of fight
  • 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
  • The army had also insisted Zahid Khan was shot in a family feud and not by the Taliban.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • feud = bitter fight
  • People began going to Fazlullah and his men to resolve grievances about anything from business matters to personal feuds.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • feuds = bitter 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
  • It was as if there were a feud between two brothers and they agreed to live in different houses.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • feud = bitter argument of fight
  • As a respected man in the community, my father was often called on to mediate feuds.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • feuds = bitter arguments
  • We knew many victims of feuds.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • feuds = bitter fights
  • In our village there was a widow called Soraya who married a widower from another clan which had a feud with her family.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • feud = bitter argument of fight
  • We have a custom called swara by which a girl can be given to another tribe to resolve a feud.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • feud = bitter argument of fight
  • Each khan kept hundreds of armed men both for feuds and to raid and loot other villages.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
feuds = bitter fights

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