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Word: internecine

Definition: mutually destructive


Sentences Containing 'internecine'

Additionally, he was the first ‘Adawī leader to face internecine rivalry: in 1275, Şêx Fexreddin's brother Shemseddin revolted and attempted to seize power from him.
Due to the complicated politics of the powerful German military-industrial establishment (exacerbated by the internecine conflicts so common to Hitler's Germany), no one was ever held accountable or punished for these failures.
Internecine strife in the late tenth and early eleventh centuries left the descendants of Constantine I unchallenged by male-line descendants of Kenneth MacAlpin, but Malcolm II left no male heirs.
It was the only battle which I have ever witnessed, the only battle field I ever trod while the battle was raging; internecine war; the red republicans on the one hand, and the black imperialists on the other.

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