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  • "Tibby had better first wonder what he'll do," retorted Helen; and that topic was resumed, but with acrimony.   (source)
    acrimony = anger and bitterness
  • Aunt Penniman, however, took no account of it; she spoke even with a touch of acrimony.   (source)
    acrimony = anger or bitterness
  • "I don't like to have people put on airs like that," muttered Favourite, with a good deal of acrimony.   (source)
  • Too often she betrayed this, by the undue vent she gave to a spiteful antipathy she had conceived against little Adele: pushing her away with some contumelious epithet if she happened to approach her; sometimes ordering her from the room, and always treating her with coldness and acrimony.   (source)
    acrimony = anger and bitterness
  • Whether he kept a watch over himself, or whether by accident he did not sound the acrimonious chords that in other circumstances had been touched, he was to-night like everybody else.   (source)
    acrimonious = angry
  • During the whole term of this recess from the guardianship of the Bank, Mrs. Sparsit was a pattern of consistency; continuing to take such pity on Mr. Bounderby to his face, as is rarely taken on man, and to call his portrait a Noodle to its face, with the greatest acrimony and contempt.   (source)
    acrimony = anger
  • It was gratitude; gratitude, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection.   (source)
  • John C. Lebey, a retired architect, had fought a number of acrimonious battles with Williams, all concerning what Williams described as Lebey's "destructive incompetence" in matters of architecture and historic preservation.†   (source)
  • Caroline watched her, still trying to shed the tension and acrimony of the morning.†   (source)
  • They moved on then from tactics to logistics, and here the debate became far more acrimonious as the Council of Elders argued with Orrin's advisers over the distribution of responsibilities between the Varden and Surda: who should pay for this or that, provide rations for laborers who worked for both groups, manage the provisions for their respective warriors, and how numerous other related subjects should be dealt with.†   (source)
  • I took them through the mosaic that was starting to come clear: the acrimonious contest over the divorce, Joanna's sense of being discarded, her direct access to the victims through her contacts at Saks.†   (source)
  • Of course, he demanded his funds from me as if I were merely his banker, and thanked me with the most acrimonious words at his command; but he loathed his dependence.†   (source)
  • They'd had this conversation at greater and more acrimonious length, during the annexation.†   (source)
  • Accounts differ whether the meeting was amicable or acrimonious, but a compromise resulted in any event.†   (source)
  • There was no acrimony, just a hollowing sadness.†   (source)
  • Also, angels don't have parents who are going through an acrimonious divorce, the way Jean-Luc's are, so that when they want to come visit their father—the way Jean-Luc's taken a few weeks off from his job at the investment firm of Lazard Frères to do—they have to come all the way to France, since that's where Jean-Luc's dad, a Frenchman, lives.†   (source)
  • Landers had been sleeping with a woman who'd just gone through an acrimonious divorce.†   (source)
  • The father had gotten very drunk and abusive; the mother had gotten very drunk and acrimonious.†   (source)
  • It was a bitter campaign, the Democrats and newspapers assailing Houston with acrimonious passion, reopening old charges of Houston's immorality and cowardice.†   (source)
  • It is wrong to waste the precious gift of time, on acrimony and division.   (source)
  • Relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China have become increasingly testy in recent years, with acrimonious disputes over a variety of issues, including human rights, trade, and the status of Taiwan.   (source)
  • Republicans and Democrats are bracing for an uncertain fallout that could produce more political acrimony...   (source)
  • She missed the sounds of quarreling voices that were always heard at Tara when Ellen's back was turned, Mammy quarreling with Pork, Rosa and Teena bickering, her own acrimonious arguments with Suellen, Gerald's bawling threats.   (source)
    acrimonious = angry and bitter
  • She retorted with acrimony:— "She must work, since she eats."   (source)
    acrimony = anger and bitterness
  • The sarcastic tone of this reply might have provoked a rather acrimonious retort from Miss Squeers, who, besides being of a constitutionally vicious temper—aggravated, just now, by travel and recent jolting—was somewhat irritated by old recollections and the failure of her own designs upon Mr Browdie;   (source)
    acrimonious = angry
  • It was not an easy thing to bring out, and while he turned it over the difficulty made him acrimonious.   (source)
  • Mr. Merriweather could not drive, and if their dissension reached the acrimonious, Mrs. Merriweather would stop the car and hitchhike to town.†   (source)
  • Colenso was the object of acrimonious debate wherever the clergy gathered, and Stanley once made a ringing Convocation speech in his defense, asking that body was it aware that Colenso was the only colonial bishop who had bothered to translate the Bible into Zulu, which was rather more than the rest had done.†   (source)
  • While we were standing in the hall waiting for the girls to come down and Rex and Mrs. Champion had drawn away from us, talking, acrimoniously, in low voices, Mulcaster said, "I say, let's slip away from this ghastly dance and go to Ma Mayfield's."†   (source)
  • The inhabitants of our valley, for instance, feel that it is 'not done' to be inhospitable to strangers, to dispute acrimoniously, or to strive for priority amongst one another.†   (source)
  • Farewell, my Lord, I do not wait upon ceremony, I leave as I came, forgetting all acrimony, Hoping that your present gravity Will find excuse for my humble levity.†   (source)
  • You see, my Lord, I do not wait upon ceremony: Here I have come, forgetting all acrimony, Hoping that your present gravity Will find excuse for my humble levity Remembering all the good time past.†   (source)
  • Two nomadic old maids, dressed up to kill, worked acrimoniously through the bill of fare, whispering to each other with faded lips, wooden-faced and bizarre, like two sumptuous scarecrows.†   (source)
  • She was not above the inconsistency of charging fate, rather than herself, with her own misfortunes; but she inveighed so acrimoniously against love-matches that Lily would have fancied her own marriage had been of that nature, had not Mrs. Bart frequently assured her that she had been "talked into it"—by whom, she never made clear.†   (source)
  • But it is by no means certain that she did not feel it to be wrong that so little notice was taken of them and that her failure (really very gratuitous) to make herself important in the neighbourhood had not much to do with the acrimony of her allusions to her husband's adopted country.†   (source)
  • "Listen to her; she has the audacity!" said Tristram, who on Sunday evenings was always rather acrimonious.†   (source)
  • But, in after days, when the frenzy of that hideous epoch had subsided, it was remembered how loudly Colonel Pyncheon had joined in the general cry, to purge the land from witchcraft; nor did it fail to be whispered, that there was an invidious acrimony in the zeal with which he had sought the condemnation of Matthew Maule.†   (source)
  • The lower orders are agitated by the chance of success, they are irritated by its uncertainty; and they pass from the enthusiasm of pursuit to the exhaustion of ill-success, and lastly to the acrimony of disappointment.†   (source)
  • Kindly remember, sir' (at these words Bazarov lifted his eyes and looked at Pavel Petrovitch), 'kindly remember, sir,' he repeated, with acrimony—'the English aristocracy.†   (source)
  • The sarcastic tone of this reply might have provoked a rather acrimonious retort from Miss Squeers, who, besides being of a constitutionally vicious temper——aggravated, just now, by travel and recent jolting——was somewhat irritated by old recollections and the failure of her own designs upon Mr Browdie; and the acrimonious retort might have led to a great many other retorts, which might have led to Heaven knows what, if the subject of conversation had not been, at that precise moment, accidentally changed by Mr Squeers himself†   (source)
  • To one or two rather officious offers of sympathy, her responses were little short of acrimonious; and, we regret to say, Hepzibah was thrown into a positively unchristian state of mind by the suspicion that one of her customers was drawn to the shop, not by any real need of the article which she pretended to seek, but by a wicked wish to stare at her.†   (source)
  • But he put the question without acrimony, for he felt that Madame de Cintre's brother was a good fellow, and he had a presentiment that on this basis of good fellowship they were destined to understand each other.†   (source)
  • suddenly the acrimony, the conflict, was gone from their voices   (source)
    acrimony = anger
  • Faultfinding being a proverbially bad hat Mr Bloom thought well to stir or try to the clotted sugar from the bottom and reflected with something approaching acrimony on the Coffee Palace and its temperance (and lucrative) work.   (source)
    acrimony = anger and bitterness
  • Make an offering to God of your acrimony, And restore the son to his patrimony.†   (source)
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