a house divided against itself

a house divided against itself
infighting, disagreement within a group which should be unified

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  • a house divided against itself cannot stand — Meaning Origin From the Bible. Matthew 12:25. And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • house divided against itself cannot stand — (Лк.11:17) и дом, разделившийся сам в себе, падет раскол, губительные непримиримые противоречия (в сознании американцев слова ассоциируются со знаменитой речью Линкольна 16 июня 1858 года) …   Idioms and examples

  • Lincoln's House Divided Speech — The House Divided Speech was an address given by Abraham Lincoln (who would later become President of the United States) on 16 June 1858, in Springfield, Illinois, upon accepting the Illinois Republican Party s nomination as that state s United… …   Wikipedia

  • a house divided cannot stand — With allusion to MATTHEW xii. 25 (AV) Every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. a 1050 DEFENSOR Liber Scintillarum (EETS) 133 Drihten segth..ælc ceaster oththe hus todæled ongean hit sylf, hit na stynt. c 1704 in T. Chalkley… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Abraham Lincoln: A House Divided — ▪ Primary Source       The speech by Abraham Lincoln to the Republican State Convention at Springfield, Illinois, on June 16, 1858, launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held by Stephen A. Douglas. Douglas replied less than a month later …   Universalium

  • A House Divided (board game) — A House Divided is a strategic level board wargame about the American Civil War for two players, featuring point to point movement, low complexity rules, and relatively few counters to maneuver. It was designed by Frank Chadwick and released in… …   Wikipedia

  • A House Divided — The term comes from President Lincoln s House Divided speech mdash; a reference to the Gospel of Mark chapter 3 verse 25, King James Version: If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. *A House Divided (board game) *A House… …   Wikipedia

  • Divided — Divide Di*vide , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Divided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dividing}.] [L. dividere, divisum; di = dis + root signifying to part; cf. Skr. vyadh to pierce; perh. akin to L. vidua widow, and E. widow. Cf. {Device}, {Devise}.] 1. To part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • itself — it|self [ ıt self ] pronoun *** Itself is a reflexive pronoun, being the reflexive form of it. It can be used especially in the following ways: as an object that refers to the same thing that is the subject of the sentence or that was mentioned… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • itself */*/*/ — UK [ɪtˈself] / US pronoun Summary: Itself is a reflexive pronoun, being the reflexive form of it. It can be used especially in the following ways: as an object that refers to the same thing that is the subject of the sentence or that was… …   English dictionary

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