Brooke Astor had lived for more than a century—a century marked by progress and strife.
Imperious despot, insolent in strife, Lover of ruin, enemy of life!
Animals have a way of tapping into human emotions and strife as well.
early 13c., from Old French estrif, variant of estrit "quarrel, dispute, impetuosity," probably from Frankish *strid, from Proto-Germanic *strido- "strife, combat" (cf. Old High German strit "quarrel, dispute"), related to Old High German stritan "to fight;" see stride.