strife

noun
ADJECTIVE
internal
ethnic, factional, internecine, sectarian
civil, industrial, labour/labor (esp. AmE), political, racial, religious, social
domestic, family, marital
VERB + STRIFE
cause, create, foment
be torn apart by, be torn by, experience

The country has been torn apart by years of civil strife.

end
PREPOSITION
during the strife, in the strife

He lost his job during last year's industrial strife.

strife among, strife between

internecine strife among the nationalities of the region

PHRASES
a time of strife
years of strife

years of strife and suffering


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