Brooke Astor had lived for more than a century—a century marked by progress and strife.
Imperious despot, insolent in strife, Lover of ruin, enemy of life!
The family has a history of strife, including one incident that resulted in Loughner taking off for more than a week.
History records internal Jewish strife to match and challenge the violence of the Judean war against the Seleucids.
It took a decade of tumult and strife, but in the end: they did.
The strife is still pending, and who shall say when it will end?
It brings not love and joy and peace, but hate and wretchedness and strife.
The khan, however, did not deign to interfere in a strife which caused him no trouble.
So keen was the strife, so matched the antagonists, so hard the victory.
Ellen's resolution gave way: two hours before her aunt's arrival she quitted that dwelling of strife for ever.
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.