What does the word strife mean?

Usage examples for strife

  1. It is as if some black mood, some great monotony of strife, were closing in around one. – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  2. " Nay, madam, say not so," cried Vane, warmly; " surely, this was the lofty courtesy of two great minds not to be overbalanced by strife, defeat, or victory." – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  3. It brought him into touch with his fellow men in a spot where the strife of wind and sea was daunting. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss