Origin of strife
Examples from the Web for strife
If the flames of separatism in Punjab seemed to be simmering, the secessionist strife in Kashmir was just peaking.Farewell to Manmohan Singh, India’s Puppet Prime Minister|Kapil Komireddi|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.How Margaret Thatcher Saved Britain and Changed the World|David Frum|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Brooke Astor had lived for more than a century—a century marked by progress and strife.Brooke Astor’s Estate Is Auctioned, and a Friend Recalls Her Fondly|Barbara Goldsmith|September 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The coup ushered in decades of strife and eventually a civil war that would last 36 years and leave 200,000 dead.
Love, in the exclusive form, has jealousy for its complement; and jealousy brings on strife and division.History of American Socialisms|John Humphrey Noyes
When I pass through them I am a thousand miles from the city with its toil and pain, its strife and sorrow.Some Summer Days in Iowa|Frederick John Lazell
The Northumbrians, as usual, were at strife among themselves, two rival kings fighting for the supremacy.Early Britain|Grant Allen
Elsewhere a half-moon of yellow sand received the ripples with a kiss, suggestive of utter conquest and the end of strife.Under the Waves|R M Ballantyne
The strife over the Statute of Labourers grew fiercer and fiercer, and a return of the plague heightened the public distress.History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)|John Richard Green
Word Origin for strife
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.