Strife in a sentence

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Definition of Strife

  • The act of striving; earnest endeavor.
  • Exertion or contention for superiority; contest of emulation, either by intellectual or physical efforts.
  • Altercation; violent contention; fight; battle.
  • bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
  • lack of agreement or harmony

How to use strife in a sentence. Strife pronunciation.

It was a case of rival prophets-all else was obscured into a legend, and he saw the strife of race in the difference of creed.
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Yet I do not wonder men fail to keep honest in the midst of this splendour, where all is strife as to who shall have the Prince's favour; who shall enjoy the fruits of bribery, backsheesh, and monopoly; who shall wring from the slave and the toil-ridden fellah the coin his poor body mints at the corvee, in his own taxed fields of dourha and cucumbers.
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Seated in a garden, he was the solitary witness of a strife between a snake and a toad; this made him first doubt God's Providence.
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But that is the penalty that a wise man suffers at a time of strife; for if every one saw the truth clearly, we should never fight each other at all. Turgenev's subsequent statement, that so far from Bazarov being a burlesque, he was his "favourite child," is hard to understand even to-day.
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But there are still left some humble individuals, at least one, who, caring little for politics and the ephemeral nature of political watchwords and party strife, and still less for faddish fashions in art, persist in giving their highest homage to the great artists whose work shows the most perfect union of Truth and Beauty.
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Our missionaries move amidst the reality of scenes which religious fiction vainly strives to equal.
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A CHURCH SAVED FROM STRIFE.
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Hence the outbreak of strife, signalled by furious shrill voices, audible to Beatrice and Fanny as they sat in the room beneath.
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And not only do the medicine-men dispute among themselves, but their followers engage even more vehemently in bitter strife.
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Meantime he viewed with the eye of a philosopher the strife of the covetous relatives who hovered around their rich prey.
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THE REPTILE STRIVES TO CLIMB "March.
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The tall Madonna lilies flourished like sculpture about the porch, and he admired their tall stems and leaves and carven blossoms, thinking how they would die without strife, without complaint.
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True to their nature, the fighting spirit of the Indians rose within them, and they took the war-path against the Spanish, for the sake of their English allies, and perhaps more for the pure love of strife.
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Patience is the chiefest fruit of study; a man that strives to make himself different from other men by much reading gains this chiefest good, that in all fortunes he hath something to entertain and comfort himself withal.
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CHAPTER XVI THE REPTILE STRIVES TO CLIMB "March.
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A mutual strife there is between Nature and Art; so that what one produces not the other supplies.
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Soon after their departure from this world, the essential truth of their teachings was lost sight of and dogmatic imitations adhered to. Inasmuch as human interpretations and blind imitations differ widely, religious strife and disagreement have arisen among mankind, the light of true religion has been extinguished and the unity of the world of humanity destroyed.
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Warfare and strife will cease among mankind; all will be reconciled as servants of God.
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They do not prevent warfare and strife; on the contrary they are selfish, restricted and fruitful causes of enmity and hatred among mankind.
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The spiritual brotherhood which is enkindled and established through the breaths of the Holy Spirit unites nations and removes the cause of warfare and strife.
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Examples of Strife

Example #1
For the rest, he flourished the salutations and language of the Arab as though they were his own, and he spoke Arabic as perfectly as he did French and English.
Example #2
Mahomet was a prophet and Christ was a prophet.
Example #3
They are not subtle enough for the unexpected acts of honesty in the life of a true man.
Example #4
I have no fear of them.
Example #5
He was far more helpful to Russia, living in Paris, than he could have been at home.
Example #6
His pessimism was temperamental, and he very early lost everything that resembled a definite religious belief.