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  • n  lack of agreement or harmony
  • n  bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension

  • The reporter said that the strife in the country is quickly filling up all hospitals and graveyards.
  • But for the strife within the ruling party, the opposition would have had no chance at all.
  • Though the independence has been hard fought and won, strife and internecine killings will dampen the independence day celebrations.
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  • Italy's 5-Star expels rebel Senator who criticized leader
    ROME (Reuters) - Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Wednesday kicked out a lawmaker for criticizing its leader Beppe Grillo in the latest sign of growing internal strife in the party that took a quarter of votes at February's election. Grillo, a fiery former comedian, rode a wave of public disgust with traditional parties but has faced growing dissent among his own ranks after ...
    June 19, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Count your blessings
    The national news is full of strife, so much so that many people turn it off and refuse to watch. It's too upsetting and depressing.
    June 18, 2013 - The Leaf Chronicle
  • Suicide bombers targeting Shias kill dozens in Baghdad
    Sixty people were also wounded in the attack that came amid increasing sectarian strife in the country.
    June 18, 2013 - GlobalPost

  • Kofi Annan in International Herald Tribune
    Given the level of violence, the level of killing and bitterness and the way that forces are arranged against each other, a few years ago, when we had the strife in Lebanon and other places, we called that a civil war; this is much worse,...
  • David Petraeus in
    The mission is doable......The prospects for success are good. Failing that, Iraq will be doomed to continuing violence and civil strife and surely that is a prospect all must strive to avoid,General David Petraeus said.
  • John Negroponte in Washington Post
    Negroponte called the Samarra attack a "deliberate attempt by al-Qaida to sow dissent and inflame sectarian strife among the people of Iraq."

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