blood feud


Definition of blood feud

: a feud between different clans or families

Examples of blood feud in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pentedattilo, Calabria Founded by Greeks in the seventh century B.C., the town is famous for a 17th-century blood feud between aristocrats. Ferdinando Cotugno, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Mar. 2022 This was a blood feud that was just getting started. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 31 Mar. 2022 The two have been at each other’s throats since the financial drama debuted in 2016, their blood feud at the core of the Showtime series. Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan. 2022 Huck’s story is the version of America that includes poverty, murder, alcoholism, child abuse, race prejudice, blood feud and imbecility. Lance Morrow, WSJ, 21 Jan. 2022 They have long been portrayed as locked in a blood feud originating with Galswintha’s murder, blinded by an intense hatred for each other. Shelley Puhak, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Jan. 2022 Most of the players associated with the blood feud have retired. Childs Walker,, 4 Dec. 2021 Or the blood feud between the namesakes of the de Young Museum and Spreckels Lake. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Dec. 2021 The teens not only navigate lingering feelings from their past romance and a longtime blood feud, but are forced to work together to end a vicious madness that threatens Shanghai. Sam Gillette,, 17 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of blood feud

1815, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2022

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“Blood feud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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