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She made the suggestion to reduce the partisan rancor.
  deep and bitter anger or hatred — especially when long-standing
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  • She made the suggestion to reduce the partisan rancor.
  • The meeting only fueled their rancor.
  • They work to ensure that the love they feel for their mothers overcomes the rancor they also feel inside.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • she dispensed with rancor, was indiscriminately polite, saving her real affection for the unpicked children of Cincinnati,
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved

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  • she seemed completely exhausted by her rancor.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • the vital stuffs of their mortal greed, rancor, and poisonous guilt,
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • His movements were precise and without rancor.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • they became entangled in a mean-spirited argument that stirred up in both of them the rancor of almost five years of divided love.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Sprung from the rancorous outrage of your duke
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • Jody peered cautiously at her to see whether any rancor toward him remained.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony

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  • Every waking moment was poisoned by Grandma’s hatred, but my mother ... kept her silent course around the house with only a murmured word or two when a reply seemed necessary and could be given without risking further rancor.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • Her voice was cold, but the rancor was gone from it.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The poem I’d had to read that Christopher ridiculed? Jalil came up afterward and told me exactly, precisely why it sucked. But with no rancor and no ridicule, just because he knew. Jalil doesn’t believe the truth should piss anyone off.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • Alec said, but it was without rancor; after a moment he smiled a little, that Lightwood smile that lit up his face and made Simon think of Izzy.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Indeed, she was there, and always there, and had they looked remotely like each other, had they anything physical in common, I’m sure they would have seemed like all the other mothers and daughters, but even more so, arriving and departing together hand in hand, with hardly a sign of rancor.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I remembered that day at Abbey Road Studios, when my envy led me to set rancor in the hearts of John and Paul and break up the Beatles.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I was relieved to see that the expression on Nathan’s face had softened somewhat, no longer quite the rancorous mask it had been only moments before.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Klaus kept a close eye on the atlas and made sure they weren’t heading off course to the Wicked Whirlpool or the Rancorous Rocks.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • "Aye," he agreed without rancor, "always have been.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • An eruption of rancor.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • She seemed to hold no rancor against the baby-sitter, nor for her just God who allowed the accident.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • He had pronounced the words aloud, in a tone of rancorous sarcasm directed at whoever had made him say it.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "You buried the elf," he said, sounding unexpectedly rancorous.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • "You are very generous, gentlemen of the Guards," said Athos, full of rancor, for Jussac was one of the aggressors of the preceding day.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • But Laila was thinking of Mammy, as obstinate and uncompromising as the Mujahideen, the air around her choked with rancor and despair, and she was thinking of Babi, who had long surrendered, who made such a sad, pathetic opponent to Mammy.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • I walked back down to the beach where Id first learned the realities of life as a Navy SEAL and what was expected and what I must tolerate; the cold, the freezing cold and the pain; the ability to obey an order instantly, without question, without rancor, the bedrocks of our discipline.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • And the consciousness that the insult was not yet avenged, that his rancor was still unspent, weighed on his heart and poisoned the artificial tranquillity which he managed to obtain in Turkey by means of restless, plodding, and rather vainglorious and ambitious activity.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The people living above them on the third floor weren’t married, and while that didn’t bother her, their constant, rancorous fighting did.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • But anguish lies ahead; the god who thunders on the land prepares it, not to be shaken from your track, implacable, in rancor for the son whose eye you blinded.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • "Bah!" replied the rancorous harpooner.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • This dispute should not leave rancor afterward between us.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • You understand, Lady Jessica? I hold no rancor toward you.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Helen asked without rancor.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • On the 18th of June, 1815, that rancor had the last word. and beneath Lodi, Montebello, Montenotte, Mantua, Arcola, it wrote: Waterloo.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She hunted them grimly; she faced them with wide-eyed admiration and spoke of her own insignificance, of her humility before achievement; she shrugged, tight-lipped and rancorous, whenever one of them did not seem to take sufficient account of her own views on life after death, the theory of relativity, Aztec architecture, birth control and the movies.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He even referred to Sergey Ivanovitch without rancor.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • In the spring he had longed to plant begonias and zinnias in a narrow bed around his tent but had been deterred by his fear of Corporal Whitcomb’s rancor.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • In the past I have bee proved his rancorous enemy.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • It might be the last time that he would see her alone, and today he could leave her without rancor, without bitterness.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • He had long since wearied of discussing the rancorous subject.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • But the Parisians cherish little rancor; and then, having forced the beginning of the play by their authority, the good bourgeois had got the upper hand of the cardinal, and this triumph was sufficient for them.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • And the photographer Galen Rowell, a member of the expedition, wrote a book about the group’s travails, documenting one of the most rancorous high-altitude failures in history.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Without rancor, three such groups-Todd Burleson’s Alpine Ascents International expedition, David Breashears’s IMAX expedition, and Mal Duff’s commercial expedition-immediately postponed their own summit plans in order to assist the stricken climbers.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Although in the conflict the two companions triumph, because they have taken sides amongst the gods using the weapons of Shamash to destroy the protege of Enlil, they have incurred the anger of the quick-tempered, rancorous storm-god, and for this they will suffer later.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Young men traded in gold and notes, fighting bitter and rancorous battles over battered watch-cases, the ends of chains, or worn and dirty dollar bills that they held up to the light, announcing that they were flawed and worth almost nothing, although the sellers insisted passionately that they were ’almost like new’.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • You know best what satisfaction you would have, beyond that of gratifying a ridiculous rancor worthy only of wandering savages.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • This was very grand; but still Mrs. Penniman, who felt that she had exposed herself, was faintly rancorous.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • She reflected, with apparent rancor.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • And as the admission was made, albeit belatedly and with some ambiguity of inflection, the slight cloud which had gathered upon Mr. Duffy’s brow was dissipated with no trace of rancor left behind.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • But when I looked up to her, Claudia was standing there as if transfixed and lost in thought, all rancor and bitterness gone from her face, so that she had the blank expression of that doll.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
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