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  • She has a way of arousing his ire.
  • Beware from ire that in thy bosom sleeps,
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Drawing their ire when I’m so close to escaping would be unforgivably stupid.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I hated cleaning too but was certainly not about to risk the ire of my new roommates.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • It got to be a little tiresome, picturesque as the language was, and I realized that the old man’s ire was founded upon neither snobbishness nor prudery—as a shipyard worker and, before that, as a merchant mariner, his ears had surely overflowed with such billingsgate—but upon something as uncomplicated as an abiding belief in good manners and public decency.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I wanted to tackle my brother to the ground, but it would only earn Sofia his ire.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Why endanger him or earn his ire at no benefit to ourselves?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Escaping the ire of Sister Maria.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • It’s an ordinary two-story house that in Idris’s neighborhood in San Jose would draw the ire of the HOA folks.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The bit about Israel used to draw the ire of Afghans in Fremont who accused him of being pro-Jewish and, de facto, anti Islam.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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  • It makes me ireful to think o’ them.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • My habitual mood of humiliation, self-doubt, forlorn depression, fell damp on the embers of my decaying ire.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • He paraded his Musketeers before the Cardinal Armand Duplessis with an insolent air which made the gray moustache of his Eminence curl with ire.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • They are the pendants of those "vicious", "bloodthirsty", "depraved" animals that inflame the ire of the maniacs I have just mentioned, who vent their spite on them with walking sticks and umbrellas.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Rachel I could only despise more if I knew for sure which way to direct my ire, presumably South Africa, where I guess she’s finally hit paydirt with her exceeding whiteness and mercenary husband.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • It seemed incredible that such lasting ire as Corporal Whitcomb’s could have stemmed from his rejection of Bingo or the form letters home to the families of the men killed in combat.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • However, the moment Horst mentioned the wordbarges, the villagers’ cries of ire and discontent blotted out his voice.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • There was still enough petty ire in my system to make me glad, not for his pain, but for the idea of having Renesmee away from him.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • In the Parson’s Tale Chaucer says: "Envie and ire maken bitternesse in heart, which bitternesse is mother of accidie."
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • For once he fain had quenched the Maenad’s fire; And of the tuneful Nine provoked the ire.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • The fire was red, it flaming spread; The trees like torches biased with light, The bells were ringing in the dale And men looked up with faces pale; The dragon’s ire more fierce than fire Laid low their towers and houses frail.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Oliver’s offence having been explained to him, with such exaggerations as the ladies thought best calculated to rouse his ire, he unlocked the cellar-door in a twinkling, and dragged his rebellious apprentice out, by the collar.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • He endeavored, in a general way, to express a particular disapproval, and only succeeded in arousing the ire and opposition of his father-in-law.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • For a fleeting pause, everything felt oddly warm and peaceful, his ire momentarily knocked out by the impact.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Also in that ire he felled King Morganore, and there was great slaughter of good knights and much people.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • "Not to bring on the ire prematurely," he whispered, "but do you mind telling me what it is about this bed that you object to?"
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Any scheme that draws their ire draws my suspicions.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Also in that ire he felled King Morganore, and there was great slaughter of good knights and much people.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • " ejaculated Father Ambrose, "how prompt to ire are these unhallowed laymen!
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • It roused his ire also-the deepest element of revolt in him.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Will he, so wise, let loose at once his ire, Belike through impotence or unaware, To give his enemies their wish, and end Them in his anger whom his anger saves To punish endless?
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • It is a fire which proceeds directly from the ire of God, working not of its own activity but as an instrument of Divine vengeance.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Also their style of graffiti, quite colorful and cryptic — and their ability to sneak into the Hills unnoticed and cross out Lomas placas — brought much ire upon them.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Either they were really happy and grateful, or chose to literally blame the messenger, taking out their ire at the entire airline industry on us.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • How it was that they so aboundingly responded to the old man’s ire—by what evil magic their souls were possessed, that at times his hate seemed almost theirs; the White Whale as much their insufferable foe as his; how all this came to be—what the White Whale was to them, or how to their unconscious understandings, also, in some dim, unsuspected way, he might have seemed the gliding great demon of the seas of life,—all this to explain, would be to dive deeper than Ishmael can go.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • This question at once appeased the growing ire of the half-offended Indian beauty.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • My liege, I am advised what I say; Neither disturb’d with the effect of wine, Nor, heady-rash, provok’d with raging ire, Albeit my wrongs might make one wiser mad.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • Despite my careful plan, I had now made the mistake of raising his ire.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • But if they gave him 130 or fewer pounds, they risked the ire of rival horsemen and the excoriation of journalists.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • He swallowed his ire for the moment, but he afterwards wrote to decline further attendance in the case.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • In 1618, the Czech estates took courage and vented their ire on the emperor reigning in Vienna by pitching two of his high officials out of a window in the Prague Castle.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • But it was the lack of sleep that raised her ire most of all, and consequently, nothing irritated her more than hearing stories of other mothers whose infants slept through the night within weeks of leaving the hospital.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • The bile and rancour of the worthy Miss Knag undergoing no diminution during the remainder of the week, but rather augmenting with every successive hour; and the honest ire of all the young ladies rising, or seeming to rise, in exact proportion to the good spinster’s indignation, and both waxing very hot every time Miss Nickleby was called upstairs; it will be readily imagined that that young lady’s daily life was none of the most cheerful or enviable kind.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • And then they dressed their shields, and came running together with great ire.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • He stared at it, disbelief wrangling with ire.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • He felt that he needed to pour out his ire and he took the road to her house.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Now the calendar drew her eye and her ire.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • N0000 . gentle queen, such savagery would bring down the ire of the gods.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • It’s up to the daddy in question to assuage her ire.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • Still, Adams was determined not to let personal ire stand in the way of his duty regarding the work at hand.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
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