Part of speech: noun

Angry contention; fighting; rivalry.

Part of speech: noun

Strenuous endeavor.

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Usage examples "strife":

  1. It is as if some black mood, some great monotony of strife, were closing in around one. - "A Poor Man's House", 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", 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", Harold Bindloss.