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  • As food and clothing grew scarcer and prices rose higher and higher, the public outcry against the speculators grew louder and more venomous.
  • Old men growled in their beards, and Mrs. Merriwether who feared nothing rose slightly in her carriage and said clearly: "Speculator!" in a tone that made the word the foulest and most venomous of epithets.

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  • She thought of Tara and remembered Jonas Wilkerson, venomous as a rattler, at the foot of the front steps, and she grasped at the last straw floating above the shipwreck of her life.
  • She also had a letter from Suellen, poorly spelled, violent, abusive, tear splotched, a letter so full of venom and truthful observations upon her character that she was never to forget it nor forgive the writer.
  • The old lady cackled, as if she were amused by her words, despite the venom in them.
  • "Bring him in, Captain Butler," she called in a clear tone that bit with venom.
  • "I’ll bet the other ladies ain’t grateful to me," said Belle with sudden venom.
  • But," she added with quiet venom, "I’m going to show India and Mrs. Elsing what’s what.
  • There was venom in her eyes as she answered, venom that was too unmistakable to be missed, and the smile went from his face.
  • There was venom in her eyes as she answered, venom that was too unmistakable to be missed, and the smile went from his face.

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as in: snake venom Define
poison created by some insects and animals such as snakes
as in: jealousy-fueled venom Define
intense feelings of hatred or anger
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