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Definition of Strife

Strife

  1. The act of striving; earnest endeavor.
  2. Exertion or contention for superiority; contest of emulation, either by intellectual or physical efforts.
  3. Altercation; violent contention; fight; battle.
  4. That which is contended against; occasion of contest.

Strife Quotations

When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
Lao Tzu

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
Ambrose Bierce

The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.
James Madison

Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals.
Barack Obama

When you are full of pride on the inside, it makes you stiff, stubborn, and creates strife with others.
John C. Maxwell
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Strife Translations

strife in German is Unfriede
strife in Spanish is disputa
strife in Swedish is kiv, tvist

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