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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.
  • It made him the most visible and memorable person at every gathering, and cartoonists had fastened onto the theatricality of his white hair and big black mustache whenever they depicted local political antagonism.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • We had settled into a companionable antagonism, wherein I threatened to kill her several times a day, as we three codefendants would sit and play cards, reminisce, compare notes on our respective prisons, or just complain.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • As the hostage crisis stretched out, the antagonism grew.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Into Bastian’s face flows an undercurrent of antagonism.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I don’t see any huge antagonism there."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Now the antagonism was audible.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • It was a satisfying bravery; it never aroused antagonism.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Not many more, but enough to seed antagonism between the two groups.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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  • I think that through the cloudiness of his insanity he saw some antagonism in me, for he at once fell back on the last refuge of such as he, a dogged silence.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I couldn’t find my voice with the weight of his antagonism in the air between us.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • But there was no antagonism toward me now at all, just the Cullens and Bella.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Cumulus and Argon looked at each other, all traces of antagonism gone.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • They had their first quarrel, then others, and anon the antagonism turned personal.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Nicholas and his wife lived together so happily that even Sonya and the old countess, who felt jealous and would have liked them to disagree, could find nothing to reproach them with; but even they had their moments of antagonism.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • There was no mockery, no amusement, no antagonism; it was as if he did not belong in these particular moments of existence and could not be reached.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The old irritation and antagonism which he roused in her was hot in her heart and she yearned to speak tart words.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The crawlway was Yossarian’s lifeline to outside from a plane about to fall, but Yossarian swore at it with seething antagonism, reviled it as an obstacle put there by providence as part of the plot that would destroy him.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • She was alone and I thought, Well, at least I’m not too early …. "Good morning," she said, betraying none of the antagonism I had expected.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Their long-standing antagonism kept university scientists free of contaminating industry ties, and whenever debate arose about technological matters, disinterested scientists were available to discuss the issues at the highest levels.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • "It’s not that I feel any personal antagonism toward him, Bella, it’s just easier for both of us," Edward told me at the door.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • His macho babytalk brought back Sofia’s old antagonism towards her father.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • What it boils down to is an undemocratic racial antagonism —which is exactly what our democratic country is supposed to be fighting against.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • She did not explain that the though, however, had aroused all the antagonism of her nature.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Feeling herself in antagonism, she was quite in accord.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • I believe that you could not avoid this duel, which …. which to some extent is explained by the almost constant antagonism of your respective views.’
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • There was a triangle of antagonism between Paul and Clara and Miriam.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • I have remembered these remarks because they truly surprised me at the time, his lordship never previously having shown any antagonism whatsoever towards the Jewish race.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • They would sit silent, more bodeful of the direct antagonism of things than of their insensate and stolid obstructiveness.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • But an old antagonism afflicted Emily.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • The thus vitalized antagonism took the form of action by Henchard sending for Jopp, the manager originally displaced by Farfrae’s arrival.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • (There was also blatant discrimination against Hutus in all aspects of education, even in the grading of the national tests.) Ethnic antagonism, the bishop warned, had become "extremely acute."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Whatever the mutual antagonism between Boer and British, he said, the two white groups would unite to confront the black threat.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • A dim antagonism gathered force within him and darkened his mind as a cloud against her disloyalty and when it passed, cloud-like, leaving his mind serene and dutiful towards her again, he was made aware dimly and without regret of a first noiseless sundering of their lives.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • …and consequently, what war is greater, than that which re-establishes social truth, restores her throne to liberty, restores the people to the people, restores sovereignty to man, replaces the purple on the head of France, restores equity and reason in their plenitude, suppresses every germ of antagonism by restoring each one to himself, annihilates the obstacle which royalty presents to the whole immense universal concord, and places the human race once more on a level with the right?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Of course he had to be subdued, so that we didn’t have a mighty and savage animal at our backs, antagonism constantly increasing between captive and masters.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Aunt Addie was the only teacher and from the first day an acute, bitter antagonism sprang up between us.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • He had expected to encounter antagonism, even confrontation, and instead was being offered sly, misguided collusion.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Hitherto, every form of society has been based, as we have already seen, on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • Mrs. Pardiggle, who had been regarding him through her spectacles with a forcible composure, calculated, I could not help thinking, to increase his antagonism, pulled out a good book as if it were a constable’s staff and took the whole family into custody.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • For the rest he looked for lighthearted pleasure and propriety, and was very thankful when he found them, but if he met with antagonism and querulousness he at once retired into his separate fenced-off world of official duties, where he found satisfaction.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • Was it really possible that her interest in Wildeve had been so entirely the result of antagonism that the glory and the dream departed from the man with the first sound that he was no longer coveted by her rival?
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • She did not want strife, she blamed him for wanting to quarrel, but unconsciously put herself into an attitude of antagonism.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • She had an active force of antagonism within her, when the antagonism turned on the defence either of plans or persons that she believed in; and the wrongs which she felt that Will had received from her husband, and the external conditions which to others were grounds for slighting him, only gave the more tenacity to her affection and admiring judgment.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He had the instincts of a bully, and I a deep-seated antagonism toward bullies.
    Louis L’Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • I am equally balked by antagonism and by compliance.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Shefford had anticipated antagonism on the part of Joe; however, he did not find it.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • She divined that there was antagonism between Gulden and all the others.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Was there reason for him to invite antagonism among his men?
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
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