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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Strife  \Strife\,  n.  [OF.  estrif  See  {Strive}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  striving;  earnest  endeavor.  [Archaic]  --Shak. 
  2.  Exertion  or  contention  for  superiority;  contest  of 
  emulation,  either  by  intellectual  or  physical  efforts. 
  Doting  about  questions  and  strifes  of  words  --1 
  Tim.  vi  4. 
  Thus  gods  contended  --  noble  strife  -  Who  most 
  should  ease  the  wants  of  life.  --Congreve. 
  3.  Altercation;  violent  contention;  fight;  battle. 
  Twenty  of  them  fought  in  this  black  strife.  --Shak. 
  These  vows,  thus  granted,  raised  a  strife  above 
  Betwixt  the  god  of  war  and  queen  of  love.  --Dryden. 
  4.  That  which  is  contended  against;  occasion  of  contest. 
  [Obs.]  ``Lamenting  her  unlucky  strife.''  --Spenser. 
  Syn:  Contest;  struggle;  quarrel.  See  {Contention}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  lack  of  agreement  or  harmony  [syn:  {discord}] 
  2:  bitter  conflict;  heated  often  violent  dissension 

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