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Word: discord

Definition: conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)


Sentences Containing 'discord'

An-Nuayman lived up to the time of Muawiyah when fitnah saddened him and discord filled him with anguish.
Archbishop Jovan was sentenced to 18 months of prison in June 2005 for "Instigation of ethnic, racial and religious hatred, discord and intolerance".
Bolat Atabaev is a Kazakhstani theater director who in 2012 was charged with "inciting social discord" for his role in the 2011 Mangystau riots.
Commerce, which ought naturally to be, among nations as among individuals, a bond of union and friendship, has become the most fertile source of discord and animosity.
Foreign powers took advantage of the factional discord in Iran court to seize territory for themselves.
He is the author of many works, including "After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy" (Princeton University Press, 1984), for which he was awarded the second annual University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in 1989 for "Ideas Improving World Order".
Here and there a raucous discord like the squaking voice of a chicken in distress breaks in upon the frivolous melody of the theme or a plaintive note brings a reminder of the tear always so close to the laugh in the negro nature.
Hoping to create discord within the group, Sue pits members Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Rachel (Lea Michele) against one another.
Hotaru is neutral (equivalent to Havik, who spreads discord and chaos) because he preserves law and order for those of a higher authority whether good, neutral or evil (most notably Onaga, the Dragon King) regardless of their intentions.
If thou wilt not unmask thy counterfeit, This earth will be the prey of strife once more, As when primaeval discord held its reign.
In 724, at Zhang's suggestion, Emperor Xuanzong began to prepare a grand ceremony (known as "Fengshan" (封禪)) to offer sacrifices to heaven and earth at Mount Tai -- despite opposition from fellow chancellor Yuan Qianyao, which began discord between Zhang and Yuan.
In addition to the wars between the Irish and the English there arose a new element of discord, the Anglican Reformation introduced by Henry VIII Tudor.
In proof whereof I call upon you to behold with your own eyes how the discord of Agramante's camp has come hither, and been transferred into the midst of us.
Increased aggression from Egypt, and internal discord led to the state's collapse in the 14th century.
Into the manhood of the race: for I, for my own part, cannot think that these latter days of weak experiment, fragmentary theory, and mutual discord are indeed man's culminating time!
Neither good or evil, his ambitions are to spread discord and he allies himself with those who can further his ends, regardless of their goals.
On 14 August, efforts to institute joint patrols between the Russian Army and Georgian Police in Gori broke down because of apparent discord among personnel.
On 6 January 2012, the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NSC) charged Atabaev with "inciting social discord" for his role in the protests.
One DJ plays live each hour, the web site gets more than 100,000 hits a month The show is hosted by Judgemental, and features resident DJ's such as DJ Vajra, DJ Cysko Rokwel, DJ Dylon, DJ Discord, DJ BMoney, DJ Thought, DJ Lazy Eyez, DJ Low Key, DJ Mung, and DJ watchtower.
Proponents of the incorporation in Seoul argue that by annexing the city into capital Seoul, in which Gwangmyeong City of Gyeonggi Province becomes Gwangmyeong District of Seoul, the discord between a life zone and administrative districts can be solved.
The 'inciting social discord' charge should be dropped immediately and those against whom there is no evidence of any violent activity should be released from custody."
The barber cudgelled Sancho, and Sancho pommelled the barber; Don Luis gave one of his servants, who ventured to catch him by the arm to keep him from escaping, a cuff that bathed his teeth in blood; the Judge took his part; Don Fernando had got one of the officers down and was belabouring him heartily; the landlord raised his voice again calling for help for the Holy Brotherhood; so that the whole inn was nothing but cries, shouts, shrieks, confusion, terror, dismay, mishaps, sword-cuts, fisticuffs, cudgellings, kicks, and bloodshed; and in the midst of all this chaos, complication, and general entanglement, Don Quixote took it into his head that he had been plunged into the thick of the discord of Agramante's camp; and, in a voice that shook the inn like thunder, he cried out: "Hold all, let all sheathe their swords, let all be calm and attend to me as they value their lives!"
The curate settled all amicably, and Don Fernando paid; though the Judge had also very readily offered to pay the score; and all became so peaceful and quiet that the inn no longer reminded one of the discord of Agramante's camp, as Don Quixote said, but of the peace and tranquillity of the days of Octavianus: for all which it was the universal opinion that their thanks were due to the great zeal and eloquence of the curate, and to the unexampled generosity of Don Fernando.
The disquiet was multifaceted in nature, but it was the artistic and personal discord that was salient.
The main character in the series is a young female Saint named , who protects Athena and her Sanctuary from the attack of Goddess of Discord, Eris.
The whole story came to be known and spread abroad through the villages of the neighbourhood; and the devil, who never sleeps, with his love for sowing dissensions and scattering discord everywhere, blowing mischief about and making quarrels out of nothing, contrived to make the people of the other towns fall to braying whenever they saw anyone from our village, as if to throw the braying of our regidors in our teeth.
Their economic and military pressure, coupled with internal discord, led to the state's disintegration in the early 12th century.
Then listen, not to dulcet harmony, But to a discord wrung by mad despair Out of this bosom's depths of bitterness, To ease my heart and plant a sting in thine.
Though the competing Dutch companies were eventually able to reach agreement in New Netherland, discord arose again which was settled, finally, by a judgment of arbitrators at Amsterdam on December 23, 1623.

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