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antagonism
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Anna Karenina
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  • She did not want strife, she blamed him for wanting to quarrel, but unconsciously put herself into an attitude of antagonism.
  • Kitty had been thrown into confusion by the inward conflict between her antagonism to this bad woman and her desire to be nice to her.
  • But as soon as she saw Anna’s lovely and attractive face, all feeling of antagonism disappeared.
  • There had arisen of late something like a secret antagonism between the two brothers-in-law; as though, since they had married sisters, a kind of rivalry had sprung up between them as to which was ordering his life best, and now this hostility showed itself in the conversation, as it began to take a personal note.
  • …Russia has splendid land, splendid laborers, and that in certain cases, as at the peasant’s on the way to Sviazhsky’s, the produce raised by the laborers and the land is great—in the majority of cases when capital is applied in the European way the produce is small, and that this simply arises from the fact that the laborers want to work and work well only in their own peculiar way, and that this antagonism is not incidental but invariable, and has its roots in the national spirit.

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  • the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism
  • Christian belief that Jesus said to give Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s, did much to remove the antagonism between church and state in countries with a Christian heritage.

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