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Definition hostile feeling
  • I was afraid she would be angry, but she responded without a hint of animosity.
animosity = hostile feeling
  • Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.
    Bronte, Charlotte  --  Jane Eyre
  • ...a look of animosity appeared on his face...
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • This indifferent, if not hostile, attitude on William's part made it impossible to break off without animosity...
    Woolf, Virginia  --  Night and Day
  • Don't arouse this man's animosity.
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • You seem to think that I have some animosity against young Mr. Tom; whereas I have none at all.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Hard Times
  • None of them, not even Buckingham, seemed to feel any personal animosity toward me.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  The Lost Continent
  • ...has some concern and is even supposed to feel some animosity in the matter.
    Stevenson, Robert Louis  --  Kidnapped
  • These are the motives for my animosity against M.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • You seem to think that I have some animosity against young Mr. Tom; whereas I have none at all.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • She lets him take it, regarding him from somewhere far away within herself, without recognition, without either affection or animosity.
    Eugene O'Neill  --  Long Day's Journey into Night
  • When the others find out about Mink's latest caper, there is a period of prolonged controversy, animosity, litigation and disgrace.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Even frozen in time, they disarmed all animosity.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Why was there so much animosity in the world?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • In general, the animosity had settled as well.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • Sedgwick and Baldwin did not feel any animosity toward Staples for this.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • With no animosity, Rose said, "That's a nice way of saying you try to penetrate computer security systems, hack your way in, break encryptions."
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • And did not this animosity also play a role in the two dialecticians' attitude toward Pieter Peeperkorn?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The animosity Clayton felt for him was dangerous and unpredictable.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • For anything I knew, his animosity towards the man might otherwise lead to his seeking him out and rushing on his own destruction.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations

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