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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

I am perfectly conscious that this contempt and hatred underlies the general tone of the community towards us, and yet when I even remotely hint at the fact that we are not a favorite people I am accused of stirring up strife and setting barriers between the two sects.
Emma Lazarus

The modern artist must live by craft and violence. His gods are violent gods. Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife, are uninteresting.
Ezra Pound

Take the high road. No matter how much strife, and consternation, frustration and anger you might be confronted with - don't go to that level.
Tim Gunn

In the scriptures, 'peace' means either freedom from strife, contention, conflict, or war, or an inner calm and comfort born of the Spirit that is a gift of God to all of his children, an assurance and serenity within a person's heart.
Joseph B. Wirthlin

Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word.
Laurence Olivier
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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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