The contest was bitter, personal, factious and full of intrigue.
It is in this last sense that the term is used in the New Testament, usually with an implicit censure of the factious spirit to which such divisions are due.
The nobles were now of the English, now of the French party; none could be trusted to be loyal except the clergy, and they were factious and warlike.
He fought also in Syria and in Nubia, besides overcoming factious opposition in his own land.
Pitt's spirit was too lofty to admit of his entering on any merely factious opposition to the government he had quitted.
After much factious strife, and many stormy meetings of the Witan, Edward was murdered at Corfe in 978 by some thegns of the party of the queen-dowager.
Robert Bruce was now dead and his throne was occupied by the young David II., whose factious nobles were occupied in civil strife when, in.
Warwick represented the better side of the -victorious cause; he was no mere factious king-maker, and his later nickname of the last of the barons by no means expresses his character or his position.
Incensed by the dilatory and factious proceedings of the House, Cromwell dismissed the parliament on the 22nd of January 1655.
After the general election of 1880, however, the Ministerialists, aided by a number of factious Conservatives, passed a third bill repealing the grist tax on wheat (10th July 1880), the repeal to take effect from the 1st of January 1884 onwards.
This meeting of Christians we admit deserves to be made illicit, if it resembles illicit acts; it deserves to be condemned, if any complain of it on the same score on which complaints are levelled at factious meetings.
Marlborough's successive victories, and especially the factious conduct of the Tories, who in November 1705 moved in parliament that the electress Sophia should be invited to England, drove Anne farther to the side of the Whigs.
The match, though his Norman barons sneered at it, gave him the hearts of all his English subjects, who supported him with enthusiasm, and not merely (as had been the case with Rufus) because they saw that a strong king would oppress them less than a factious and turbulent baronage.
The Neapolitans reached Bologna on the 17th of May, but in the meantime a dispute had broken out at Naples between the king and parliament as to the nature of the royal oath; a cry of treason was raised by a group of factious youngsters, barricades were erected and street fighting ensued (May Is).