Gabriel hoped that the whole truth of the matter might not be published till at any rate the girl had been in her grave for a few days, when the interposing barriers of earth and time, and a sense that the events had been somewhat shut into oblivion, would deaden the sting that revelation and invidious remark would have for Bathsheba just now.
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But all suppositions of this kind are invidious, and ought to be banished from the consideration of the great question before the people.
Hamilton, Alexander -- Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton
The distinction between being native born and foreign born was sharp and invidious in those days.