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Strife meaning

strife - 5 dictionary results

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

strife - examples of usage

  1. My father loveth me so much that in order to free me I think he will do as the English wish, and so I will go with Captain Argall that the strife may cease between them and us. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. Hence come strife and division. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. The " Times" quoted sample sentences, such as: " Do not think that I am come to bring you ease and comfort; I am come to bring strife and disorder to this world." - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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