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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRIFE

Here, perhaps, may be found the symbolic clue to the strife's cause.

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.

In it we do not know the evil passions which ambition and strife are said to arouse.

When once war was declared there was no drawing back from the strife.

His mother and he, when not actually at strife, were constantly on the edge of a quarrel.

It wad but raise a strife atween the twa, ohn dune an atom o' guid.

There is strife between the Blessed and the Damned; the obedient and the disobedient.

This is proved by the strife and contention of the Gods respecting her.

It was—like all battlefields after the strife is ended—a sad spectacle.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French estrif, variant of estrit "quarrel, dispute, impetuosity," probably from Frankish *strid, from Proto-Germanic *strido- "strife, combat" (cf. Old High German strit "quarrel, dispute"), related to Old High German stritan "to fight;" see stride.

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