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  • They attempted to inflame Shi'ah-Sunni discord.
    discord = conflict or disagreement
  • There is too much discord in their home.
    discord = conflict
  • The only visible wisp of discord was the broken glass in the windows of Jewish businesses.   (source)
  • Lord Voldemort's gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great.   (source)
    discord = conflict and disagreement
  • Over the next two years the political discord, fueled by the Congress Party and the Church, slid into anarchy.   (source)
    discord = conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate
  • Kinnear did not seem to notice the discord.   (source)
  • This was the cause of constant discord   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • I didn't want to be a source of familial discord when they were already arguing.   (source)
    discord = conflict and argument
  • Particular rules seem at first discordant, but looking more closely we see in general that they resemble each other;   (source)
    discordant = in conflict with each other
  • discordant with the sinewy length of his jawline   (source)
    discordant = seeming different  or wrong together
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  • With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.   (source)
    discords = conflicts
  • ...Eragon was convinced that taking Sloan back with them would sow [make grow] discord...   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • make that new interpretation work, discordant details were leveled out,   (source)
    discordant = conflicting
  • Nick could not look at his brother without wanting to pop him a shot across the mouth. ... The deep discordance, the old muscling of wills, that ungiving thing in the idea of brothers.   (source)
    discordance = conflict
  • One reason for discord is a dispute about how to regard prostitution.   (source)
    discord = conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate
  • ...their discussion of this obscure point drifts into discord.   (source)
    discord = argument
  • It sounded cold, almost hostile. Apparently hoping to counteract the discordant note, the editor said, ...   (source)
    discordant = argumentative (harsh)
  • We have remained close, however, and have even glimpsed islands of agreement as we navigate the rapids of discord.   (source)
    discord = conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate
  • that always threatened internal discord   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • The auditorium vibrates with discord. Every combination of argument is going full tilt.   (source)
    discord = conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate
  • discord is fundamental to the creation of new intensities of feeling.   (source)
  • It is true they have fought always. But they may still be joined in a common cause. Discord need not be an impediment. Differences can bring strength.   (source)
    discord = disagreement
  • Lelia and I, despite our discord, were mutually grateful that the woman had been taking good care of him.   (source)
    discord = conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate
  • The entire business had taken an hour and twenty minutes, only one discordant note intruding on the smooth proceedings.   (source)
    discordant = conflicting
  • He had seen some minor discord and name-calling   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • Although I saw exactly what she meant, I was surprised at the fervor of her hostility and I wondered—even as I climbed the steps to take her out on our picnic—if it might not be due only to some irreconcilable discord left over from that stern religion which I knew she had abandoned.   (source)
    discord = conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate
  • And on that lofty plane all will fall into place, all discords be resolved, and truth flash forth from the dark cloud of seeming injustice.   (source)
    discords = disagreements or conflicts
  • ...born entire, out of hatred, out of discord.   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • the first discord there succeeded nothing but new ones.   (source)
    discord = disagreement or conflict
  • There was always this feeling of jangle and discord in the Leivers family.   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • It was Mrs. Babbitt who had made this discord in their spiritual harmony,   (source)
    discord = conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate
  • ...turn the discord and the rivalry of your elements into oneness and melody.   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • made no discord with the rest of the scene   (source)
    discord = effect that would be out of place or in conflict with everything else
  • I, for my own part, cannot think that these latter days of weak experiment, fragmentary theory, and mutual discord are indeed man's culminating time!   (source)
    discord = disagreement
  • --to observe where they met, and where they separated, at what point they were in unison, and at what point they were at discord,   (source)
    discord = conflict (disagreement)
  • The walls of the rooms were discordantly papered.   (source)
    discordantly = seeming wrong along with everything else
  • ...he was always pondering in his mind how the family discord could be ended.   (source)
    discord = conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate
  • ...trying to attach some meaning to them not discordant with his own views;   (source)
    discordant = in conflict or disagreement
  • invited to step from the labor and discord of the street into a paradise where everything is given to you   (source)
    discord = conflict (or unpleasant noise)
  • The clash of discord between mood and matter here was forced painfully home to the heart;   (source)
    discord = conflict (or argument)
  • Beneath this apparent discord there is a great and a profound thing,   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • an outburst of the most hideous and discordant noises.   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • ...and involving her in a new tumult of discord and distress.   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • There was a discordant hum of human voices!   (source)
    discordant = conflicting
  • At that moment Asia, Africa, and Europe were scenes of similar discord.   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • it would produce a discord in Nature   (source)
  • Spite is a little word; but it represents as strange a jumble of feelings, and compound of discords, as any polysyllable in the language.   (source)
    discords = conflicts
  • Each new step we take in thought reconciles twenty seemingly discordant facts,   (source)
    discordant = conflicting
  • Long had the smouldering fire of discord glowed between the tyrant father and his savage son...   (source)
    discord = conflict and disagreement
  • would create such discord as might break up the company.   (source)
    discord = disagreement and conflict
  • I'd caused more than enough discord in his family.   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • Eragon frowned; a note of discord had entered the minds he was monitoring.   (source)
  • But then discord crept among us   (source)
    discord = conflict and disagreement
  • And it was her knowledge that Sophie, too, had an inbred command of German but refused to place this gift at the service of the Resistance that at first caused Wanda to lose patience with her and then later brought the two friends to the edge of ruinous discord.   (source)
    discord = conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate
  • This was as true now as it had been on that first night weeks ago in Yetta's hallway when, as he stormed at Sophie and taunted me about lynchings and snarled "Cracker" in my face, I had caught a glimpse in his fathomless eyes of a wild, elusive discord that sent icewater flooding through my veins.   (source)
  • But if Poles by the thousands have sheltered Jews, hidden Jews, laid down their lives for Jews, they have also at times, in the agony of their conjugate discord, persecuted them with undeviating savagery; it was within this continuum of the Polish spirit that Professor Bieganski properly belonged, and it was there that Sophie had eventually to reinstate him for my benefit, in order to interpret the happenings at Auschwitz ….   (source)
  • I could not have been happier, that is, until there came a bad sequence of events which intruded themselves on my well-being and made me realize how desperately at odds Sophie and Nathan had been (and still were) with each other, how unsimulated had been that quality in Sophie of foreboding and fright, together with the hints she had let fall of bitter discord.   (source)
  • We are speaking here of central truths about Sophie, and I think it is testimony enough to the nature of her sensibilities that exposed for so many years to the rancorous, misshapen, discordant strains of her father's obsession, and now immersed like a drowning creature in the very midst of the poisonous wellspring of his theology, she should have retained the human instinct to respond with the shock and horror that she did, clutching the atrocious bundle to her breast and hurrying…   (source)
    discordant = conflicting, disagreeing, or out of place
  • ...must have sent its discord even through the celestial gates.   (source)
    discord = disturbance or conflict
  • it leads to a discord, and that leads to trouble.   (source)
    discord = disagreement or conflict
  • ...was a source of discord between himself and his parishioners,   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • It would be too painful to me to think that I might be a cause of sorrow or discord in the family that has been so good to me...   (source)
  • But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. ... The apple of discord was...   (source)
    discord = disagreement amongst those who are expected to cooperate
  • the needed discord   (source)
    discord = conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate
  • And I, for winking at your discords too,
    Have lost a brace of kinsmen:   (source)
    discords = disagreements
  • disdain, and discord, shall bestrew the union of your bed   (source)
    discord = conflict and disagreement
  • But shall celestial discord never cease?   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • How shall we find the concord of this discord?   (source)
  • his love for sowing dissensions and scattering discord everywhere   (source)
    discord = conflict and disagreement
  • ...tell me the reason why such great discord has assailed it.   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • Jealousy, discord, and fury, dwell in the convent.   (source)
    discord = conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate
  • in cities, mutinies; in countries, discord; in palaces, treason;   (source)
    discord = conflict and disagreement
  • The still-discordant wavering multitude,   (source)
    discordant = disagreeing/conflicting
  • The enmity and discord which of late   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • discord in the spheres   (source)
    discord = conflict (the spheres refer to the planets which were thought to circle in harmony)
  • by prevention of discord at home   (source)
    discord = conflict
  • should discord grow   (source)
    discord = conflict and disagreement
  • My soul is full of discord and dismay.   (source)
    discord = conflict
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  • She heard the discordant clanging of pots in the kitchen.
    discordant = unpleasant sound
  • ...the bats' discordant concerts of squeaking and chattering.   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • ...adding their discordant national anthems to the racket.   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding together
  • Discordant bells clanged...   (source)
  • I learned to play only the most ear-splitting preludes, the most discordant hymns.   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • To keep our morale up, we sang with discordant enthusiasm.   (source)
    discordant = voices that didn't go well together (unpleasant sounding)
  • ...hears a discordant beetling over the metal hurricane of his sound system and realizes that it is a smoke alarm...   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • if every letter were a musical note and any words spoken without love were a discord in the melody.   (source)
    discord = unpleasant sound
  • ...laughed with just the right tone of appreciation, but the sound carried a note of discord as it collided with...   (source)
    discord = unpleasant sounding together
  • the two of them sounded at the same moment, a clash of sound, discordant.   (source)
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  • The music came to a crashing, discordant halt,   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding (probably because the musicians did not all stop at the same time)
  • raising their voices in a discordant melody   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • ...a discordant ensemble of sirens intruded upon the general din of the Iranian street scene.   (source)
  • too discordant to remind me of our songs   (source)
    discordant = not sounding harmonious (unpleasant sounding)
  • The sound was harsh, a discordant clanging that caused Madam Petra to rise again from her chair and walk to a window along the southern wall.   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sound
  • he made a deep rumbling noise like a discord on a great organ   (source)
  • discords in the bass   (source)
    discords = unpleasant sounds
  • It clattered as the board lit up with incoming calls that made no connections, answered only with discordant hums.   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • Somebody blew a discordant bugle.   (source)
  • a discordant music trailing in their wake   (source)
  • in a strangely discordant voice   (source)
  • The scent organ was playing a delightfully refreshing Herbal Capriccio–rippling arpeggios of thyme and lavender, of rosemary, basil, myrtle, tarragon; a series of daring modulations through the spice keys into ambergris; and a slow return through sandalwood, camphor, cedar and newmown hay (with occasional subtle touches of discord–a whiff of kidney pudding, the faintest suspicion of pig's dung) back to the simple aromatics with which the piece began.   (source)
    discord = sounding unpleasant in combination (figurative)
  • However, as they had left their cars blocking the road, a harsh, discordant din from those in the rear had been audible for some time, and added to the already violent confusion of the scene.   (source)
    discordant = an unpleasant mixture of sounds
  • It struck a shrill, discordant note.   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • Then she hastily blundered into the opening bars of "Jacket of Gray" and stopped with a discord as she remembered how heartrending that selection was too.   (source)
    discord = unpleasant sound
  • Each sang stridently, with passion, with vehemence, as if to let the song burst out of it, no matter if it shattered the song of another bird with harsh discord.   (source)
    discord = sounding bad in combination
  • Their merry voices contrasted discordantly...   (source)
    discordantly = not sounding good together
  • The voices of Edna's disbanding guests jarred like a discordant note upon the quiet harmony of the night.   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant combination of sounds
  • I shivered violently, and shouted again--rather discordantly.   (source)
    discordantly = unpleasantly (with a harsh sound)
  • Their voices were horribly shrill and discordant.   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding (especially in combination)
  • ...humming coster songs in a nerve-racking and discordant falsetto.   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • The window went up, a maid-servant's discordant voice profaned the holy calm, and a deluge of water drenched the prone martyr's remains!   (source)
  • The discordant tones of the voices and instruments drew nearer,   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding together
  • diverse discordant sounds of disorder   (source)
    discordant = sounds that don't sound right together
  • ...he felt inclined to make the piano shriek in utter discord.   (source)
    discord = unpleasant sound
  • As she rocked her little ones, the mother hummed in a discordant voice...   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • a discordant melody   (source)
  • discordant church bells   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding together
  • To show himself independent of me, he would start and stagger through with his hymn in the most discordant manner.   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding (especially in combination with the other voices)
  • At length the jays arrive, whose discordant screams were heard long before,   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • a bad smell or a discordant sound;   (source)
  • discordant sounds   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant
  • the discordant tones of all existence   (source)
    discordant = not sounding right together (unpleasant sounding)
  • the screams and bangs and all the discordant sounds of the battle   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant (sounds)
  • After that the only sound was the discordant music of the dwarves honing their blades.   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • His thoughts were shattered by the sound of a distant horn—a discordant note that wrenched him from his reverie.   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sound
  • Aunt Mill faltered and subsided, leaving a cracked high note bleeding on the air. Sheb struck a discord and halted.   (source)
  • ...the crack of  Winchesters had the discordance of a nightmare.   (source)
    discordance = bad sound
  • ...harp out of his pocket and began to extract doleful discords from it,   (source)
    discords = unpleasant sounds
  • The stream hummed a song, seemingly musical at times, and then discordant and dull,   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • the nervous twanging and discord of untuned violins   (source)
    discord = unpleasant sound
  • ventured again to open his discordant throat   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • I spotted some magnificent albatross, birds ... whose discordant calls sound like...   (source)
  • the hideous and discordant din that resounded from every corner of the market   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant combination of sounds
  • the musical riches of the epoch were displayed in a magnificent discord.   (source)
  • But, her repetition of these words seemed to strike with some little discord on his ear.   (source)
    discord = unpleasant sound (used metaphorically)
  • there was a discordant blast   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • A discordant chanting began.   (source)
  • discordant music   (source)
  • discordant laugh   (source)
  • a strange and discordant sound   (source)
  • Once I could have enjoyed it and seen nothing out of the way about it, but now its note was discordant.   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sound
  • Private Carr, Private Compton and Cissy Caffrey pass beneath the windows, singing in discord.   (source)
    discord = musical voices that don't sound good together
  • A harsh discordant natal scream   (source)
    discordant = unpleasant sounding
  • Then listen, not to dulcet harmony,
    But to a discord wrung by mad despair   (source)
    discord = unpleasant sound -- especially a combination of sounds that sound wrong together
  • His jarring concord, and his discord dulcet,   (source)
    discord = bad sounding
  • And Discord with a thousand various mouths.   (source)
    discord = unpleasant sound -- especially a combination of sounds that sound wrong together
  • It is the lark that sings so out of tune,
    Straining harsh discords and unpleasing sharps.   (source)
    discords = unpleasant sounds
  • music out of discords   (source)
    discords = unpleasant sounding
  • An thou make minstrels of us, look to hear nothing but discords: here's my fiddlestick; here's that shall make you dance.   (source)
    discords = unpleasant sounds
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  • He said his "gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great.†   (source)
  • It was imperative that the growing discord in our family be made to appear minor.†   (source)
  • The suggestion prompted an exchange of glances between Cecilia and her brother, and thus their discord was resolved.†   (source)
  • Sam yelps in surprise and I turn to him, silence filling my ears with the discordant hum that comes with slow motion.†   (source)
  • It arose from discordant beliefs about the nature and purpose of architecture.†   (source)
  • Even over the loud, discordant music being performed by Cecil Sutter and the Miners, I heard her delighted shrieks as he spun the car around on the ice-coated road that ran down beside the church.†   (source)
  • I held the two separate beliefs loosely in my mind and let their singing discord lull me into senselessness.†   (source)
  • This was a discordant note in the harmony of the house, which they had managed to overlook without mishap.†   (source)
  • In that instant, I could almost hear the discordant melody that played on TV with The Twilight Zone.†   (source)
  • The music inside came to a jangling, discordant halt.†   (source)
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  • There had been the Olive War, the Tuna Fish Discrepancy, which almost bankrupted both nations, the Roman Rift, which did send them both into insolvency, only to be followed by the Discord of the Emeralds, in which they both got rich again, chiefly by banding together for a brief period and robbing everybody within sailing distance.†   (source)
  • He retreated deep within himself, where the discordant mental chorus was no louder than the distant thunder of crashing waves.†   (source)
  • I tried to accept the gift as graciously as possible, but the evening ended on a discordant note.†   (source)
  • That is untrue, and evidence from discordant couples (where one partner has HIV and the other doesn't) suggests that condoms are quite effective in preventing AIDS, albeit not as effective as abstinence.†   (source)
  • Like Evan Walker, discordant, illogical, and just damn strange.†   (source)
  • It was not merely the background of wealth and gracious living, to which I was alien, but simply the being there with her and the sensed possibility of a heightened communication; as though the discordantly invisible and the conspicuously enigmatic were reaching a delicately balanced harmony.†   (source)
  • All were urgently needed, but they also compounded the threat of regional animosity and discord, which Washington still feared might tear the army and the country apart.†   (source)
  • Because we stood so far apart from one another, not all could keep a common tempo, and some lost the pitch, so that our hymn became, verse by verse, more untidy and discordant.†   (source)
  • If it had not been so discordant, it might have sounded like an uglier version of the constant music I'd heard and sung on the Singing World.†   (source)
  • The Storm God is amongst us, the priest thought, sowing fury and discord.†   (source)
  • She wasn't sure if he could feel the discord through the parabatai bond or if it was just ordinary empathy, or a little of both.†   (source)
  • The jewels on the naked shoulders of women carried the glitter of the chandeliers to the shadows of the tables crowded against the distant walls; the severe black-and white of the men's figures rescued the room's style of solemnly regal luxury from the discordant slashes made by news cameras, microphones and a dormant array of television equipment.†   (source)
  • Heavy bass notes /bllowed by harsh discords.†   (source)
  • The barracks became quiet again, but still I could feel the cold undercurrents, the whispers of discord loose among the arches again.†   (source)
  • Discord among provinces.†   (source)
  • There was a fire far off, a large fire in a grove of trees, men outlined against a great glare; a band was playing something discordant, unrecognizable.†   (source)
  • It is in this spirit that we must now move beyond the discords of the past decade.†   (source)
  • The class war has run between us like the black cat of discord, and just look at what it's doing.†   (source)
  • I will have none of it…… Our children are either to live in after times in the enjoyment of peace, of harmony, and prosperity, or the alternative remains for them of anarchy, discord, and civil broil.†   (source)
  • He dismissed them as "childish, vulgar, flaunting, or impertinent, out of place and discordant."†   (source)
  • It seems a clear attempt to foment discord among Downworlders.†   (source)
  • If they could sow discord between him and his followers, it could only help their cause.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, for all the gloom and discord at the State House, Congresswas making decisions.†   (source)
  • " Discords in the bass, and fire in Miss Love's eyes, just like Grandpa's.†   (source)
  • Citizens must have feared discord even more than they feared treachery by a single individual.†   (source)
  • It renders all that's happened impossibly discordant, absurd, nonsensical."†   (source)
  • Wouldn't their deliberations be full of discord?†   (source)
  • Instead, they would suffer from discord, jealousy, and mutual injuries.†   (source)
  • When electing an executive to such an important job, tumult and discord are feared evils.†   (source)
  • They are a contentious race, in constant discord with one another, and when they have civil wars Earth's surface is thrown off-kilter.†   (source)
  • Even the congressional investigators had recognized that the overlapping jurisdiction was a source of discord and needless expense.†   (source)
  • I design with a view to a passage of quietly composed, soft, subdued pensive character, shape the ground, screen out discordant elements and get suitable vegetation growing.†   (source)
  • Before he could utter a single word, a frenzy of low chanting erupted behind him, the overlapping voices forming a discordant and unsettling melody.†   (source)
  • When the entire column stood motionless before the crude altar, the creature upon the litter stirred and began to chant in a voice as discordant as the moaning of the bells.†   (source)
  • Normally he would have taken it up with Franklin, the properly accredited minister to the Court, with whom he had never known the least discord.†   (source)
  • Cersei had learned suspicion at her father's knee; this could well be some trap, a lie meant to sow discord between the lion and the rose.†   (source)
  • The music did not seem so jolly then; he heard discords and strange silences, and notes that hung in the air bleeding.†   (source)
  • Others spoke as well—Arya; Blodhgarm; two more of the elves, whom Eragon could not identify—and their mass of conflicting words clattered together in an incomprehensible discord.†   (source)
  • Then Glaedr spoke his name, and it boomed forth in Eragon'smind like a fanfare of trumpets, regal and yet discordant, colored throughout by Glaedr's grief and anger at Oromis's death.†   (source)
  • Cotton Tufts warned that there were people sowing discord, claiming Adams was all for monarchy and planned to put an English prince on a throne in America.†   (source)
  • Moving at a quick but steady pace, Eragon cut as large a hole as he could in the portcullis, then stood aside as the loose piece of grating fell flat onto the stones of the street with a discordant clang.†   (source)
  • The platform is littered with corpses, stacked six high in some places, the ones on the bottom wrapped carefully in sheets, the ones closer to the top hastily tossed there, a discordant jumble of arms and legs, a twisted mass of bone and desiccated skin and skeletal fingers grasping uselessly at the empty air.†   (source)
  • As Eragon pulled his blade free of the corpse, there was a discordant clamor from within the guard towers as gears and chains began to turn and the massive beams that held closed the city gates began to withdraw.†   (source)
  • Nor was it beyond reason to imagine that the time could come when America, of necessity, might have to resort to something of the kind—as "an asylum against discord, seditions, and civil war"—in order to preserve the laws and liberties of the people.†   (source)
  • Then the three perfect, handsome young men shook the bells once more, creating a discordant crash, and the leather-clad priests chanted a short phrase so quickly that Eragon was not sure what they said, though ithad the sound of ritual.†   (source)
  • As the echoes faded to dusky silence within the high presence chamber, the figure upon the throne stirred, as if waking from sleep, and then a voice—a voice such as Eragon had never heard before: deep and rich and imbued with authority greater than that of Ajihad or Oromis or Hrothgar, a voice that made even the elves' seem harsh and discordant—rang forth from the far side of the throne room.†   (source)
  • To nourish discord and disorder, Rome suggested members leave the league; Rome appealed to their pride, saying the league violated their sovereignty.†   (source)
  • Some people are trying to lull asleep our fears that if the States disunite, there will be discord and hostility.†   (source)
  • On the contrary, one of them was ruined because the federal authority couldn't prevent the discord and, eventually, disunion.†   (source)
  • [See #20] Factions disrupted the councils that tried to reconcile discordant opinions, assuage jealousies, and compromise.†   (source)
  • Would that the spirit of the illustrious dead whom we lament today could speak from the grave to both parties to this deplorable discord in tones which should reach each and every heart throughout this broad territory: "My countrymen! know one another, and you will love one another!†   (source)
  • …of my speech to the end…… If necessary I will take the stump in every village in New England…… What is to come of the present commotion in men's minds I cannot foresee; but my own convictions of duty are fixed and strong, and I shall continue to follow those convictions without faltering…… In highly excited times it is far easier to fan and feed the flames of discord, than to subdue them; and he who counsels moderation is in danger of being regarded as failing in his duty to his party.†   (source)
  • There is always more to be understood; a discord to be listened for; a falsity to be reprimanded.†   (source)
  • I suppose that every realist knows that the democratic way of life is at this moment being directly assailed in every part of the world -- assailed either by arms or by secret spreading of poisonous propaganda by those who seek to destroy unity and promote discord in nations that are still at peace.†   (source)
  • Here, discordantly, in Eights Week, came a rabble of womankind, some hundreds strong, twittering and fluttering over the cobbles and up the steps, sight-seeing and pleasure-seeking, drinking claret cup, eating cucumber sandwiches; pushed in punts about the river, herded in droves to the college barges; greeted in the Isis and in the Union by a sudden display of peculiar, facetious, wholly distressing Gilbert-and-Sullivan badinage, and by peculiar choral effects in the college chapels.†   (source)
  • He was keenly aware that the party was built out of extremely heterogeneous elements, frankly speaking of it in his "House Divided" speech as composed of "strange, discordant, and even hostile elements."†   (source)
  • There were women in the mob near Decatur Street, garishly dressed women whose bright finery and painted faces gave a discordant note of holiday.†   (source)
  • At bed-time, his mind seemed strangely calm, reposed without being resolved, inert after long discord.†   (source)
  • It was not to be supposed that the coming of this one called Lotus and of her serving woman Cuckoo into Wang Lung's house could be accomplished altogether without stir and discord of some sort, since more than one woman under one roof is not for peace.†   (source)
  • In any case, and whatever the cause, this empty and self-satisfied presentation of the aged Goethe shrieked at me at once as a fatal discord, exasperated and oppressed as I was already.†   (source)
  • Over this tumultuousness and family heat, melding yells at the pinochle table, the racing of the kids, pitchers of cocoa and tea and masses of coffee cake carried in, political booming and the sharper neighing of women and all this grand vital discord, there was the supervision of Uncle Charlie standing, or rather rearing, beside his wigged mother in her black dress.†   (source)
  • What a symphony with its concord and its discord, and its tunes on top and its complicated bass beneath, then grew up!†   (source)
  • From discord, from hatred (I despise dabblers in imagery—I resent the power of Percival intensely) my shattered mind is pieced together by some sudden perception.†   (source)
  • He made a discordant noise in the place.†   (source)
  • Jazz—the discordant note of our decadence!†   (source)
  • Not improbably this young and reckless member of the gang had struck the note of discord.†   (source)
  • This terror came in from the shrieking of the tree and the anguish of the home discord.†   (source)
  • A complaining clamor, modulated in savage discords, filled our ears.†   (source)
  • A smart notion," vociferated the clerk, "thrown out as an apple of discord.†   (source)
  • The bray of a burro brought a brief, discordant break.†   (source)
  • Discord is to be forced to be in harmony with others.†   (source)
  • It was one of the most thrilling discords I ever heard.†   (source)
  • None of the jar and discord of law-suits here!†   (source)
  • If there is any misunderstanding and discord between you and Mary, I can't blame her for it at all.†   (source)
  • There was, so to speak, a discordant note in the general harmony.†   (source)
  • "It's very kind of you to pity her!" she discordantly laughed.†   (source)
  • Spare me all discordant sounds until after my marriage.†   (source)
  • After the four days he had passed, this address fell rudely and discordantly on Stephen's ear.†   (source)
  • The vestibule was filled with the discordant sounds of a struggle and of a tipsy, hoarse voice.†   (source)
  • It was something which announced itself; a chill breath that seemed to issue from some vast cavern wherein discords waited.†   (source)
  • …the tone that they required, with the cordial accent which existed before they were, which dictated them, but which is not to be found in the words themselves, and by these means she smoothed away, as she read on, any harshness there might be or discordance in the tenses of verbs, endowing the imperfect and the preterite with all the sweetness which there is in generosity, all the melancholy which there is in love; guided the sentence that was drawing to an end towards that which was…†   (source)
  • It seemed wilder, more piercing now, closer, a united sound, filling the ears, horrid yet not discordant, full of death, but for all that a magnificent blending of human voices.†   (source)
  • Could it be possible, he continued, that eyes which as they gazed never expressed any divergence from what the tongue was telling, were yet ever seeing another world behind her ostensible one, discordant and contrasting?†   (source)
  • She should have descended to a burst of drums or a discordant blend of themes from "Thais" and "Carmen."†   (source)
  • Here they stood upon the straw that was laid to drown the discordant noise of wheels, where the quaint and frost-eaten stone busts encircling the building looked with pallid grimness on the proceedings, and in particular at the bedraggled Jude, Sue, and their children, as at ludicrous persons who had no business there.†   (source)
  • Nothing but the silence of her cheerless room—that silence of the night which may be more racking to tired nerves than the most discordant noises: that, and the bottle of chloral by her bed.†   (source)
  • And so with your Doctors of Music, who, with their collections of discords duly prepared and resolved or retarded or anticipated in the manner of the great composers, think they can learn the art of Palestrina from Cherubim's treatise.†   (source)
  • They met twice to discuss it, but could not settle the matter; the Evil One sowed discord among them, and they could not agree.†   (source)
  • There is a sentiment arising, and it will grow, against connubial jealousy, against fierce maternity, against passion of all sorts; unnecessary things now, and things that make us uncomfortable, savage survivals, discords in a refined and pleasant life.†   (source)
  • "I returned day before yesterday," he answered, while he leaned his arm on the keys, bringing forth a crash of discordant sound.†   (source)
  • In such emergencies, Judy would usually have turned to Lily to fuse the discordant elements; and Miss Bart, assuming that such a service was expected of her, threw herself into it with her accustomed zeal.†   (source)
  • Paul did not go so frequently to Willey Farm, and she grieved at the thought of her education's coming to end; moreover, they both loved to be together, in spite of discords.†   (source)
  • And in this new loneness of his that had been selected for what greatness he might achieve, beauty must be relative or, itself a harmony, it would make only a discord.†   (source)
  • The harsh intervals and shrill discords of barbaric music stirred him at times when Schubert's grace, and Chopin's beautiful sorrows, and the mighty harmonies of Beethoven himself, fell unheeded on his ear.†   (source)
  • As she entered the lobby a clicking of pool balls and the discordant rasp of a phonograph assailed her ears.†   (source)
  • Through a hole in the window-glass came a cool breeze, and on it breathed a sound that struck coarsely upon her ear—a discordant mingling of laughter and shout, and the tramp of boots to the hard music of a phonograph.†   (source)
  • And how she had stood spellbound, enveloped in the mighty volume of sound no longer discordant, but full of great, pregnant melody, until the white ball burst upon the tower of the Times Building, showing the bright figures 1919.†   (source)
  • Turning down Sun Street and Crown Street, and crossing Finsbury square, Mr. Sikes struck, by way of Chiswell Street, into Barbican: thence into Long Lane, and so into Smithfield; from which latter place arose a tumult of discordant sounds that filled Oliver Twist with amazement.†   (source)
  • Let the heart swell into what discord it will, thus plays the rippling water on the prow of the ferry-boat ever the same tune.†   (source)
  • The echoes from the opposite hills, which were more than half a mile from the fishing point, sent back the discordant laugh that Benjamin gave forth at this challenge; and the woods that covered their sides seemed, by the noise that issued from their shades, to be full of mocking demons.†   (source)
  • Further discourse, between these veterans, was interrupted by a discordant yell, which burst at that moment from the lips of the dozen withered crones, who have already been mentioned as having forced themselves into a conspicuous part of the circle.†   (source)
  • She filled up all blanks with unmanifested perfections, interpreting him as she interpreted the works of Providence, and accounting for seeming discords by her own deafness to the higher harmonies.†   (source)
  • The lonely wayfarer shrank within himself at the horrid clamor and clapper-clawing; eyed the den of discord askance; and hurried on his way, rejoicing, if a bachelor, in his celibacy.†   (source)
  • He declaimed— "This is no longer the time, gentlemen, when civil discord ensanguined our public places, when the landlord, the business-man, the working-man himself, falling asleep at night, lying down to peaceful sleep, trembled lest he should be awakened suddenly by the noise of incendiary tocsins, when the most subversive doctrines audaciously sapped foundations."†   (source)
  • Things came at last to Evdoksya, flushed from the wine she had drunk, tapping with her flat finger-tips on the keys of a discordant piano, and beginning to sing in a hoarse voice, first gipsy songs, and then Seymour Schiff's song, 'Granada lies slumbering'; while Sitnikov tied a scarf round his head, and represented the dying lover at the words— 'And thy lips to mine In burning kiss entwine.'†   (source)
  • In the midst of the profound peace and general comfort which reign in America the commotions of municipal discord are unfrequent.†   (source)
  • David raised his tall person in the midst of the infernal din, with a hand on either ear, exclaiming: "Whence comes this discord!†   (source)
  • That cheerful eye, under the influence of slavery, soon became red with rage; that voice, made all of sweet accord, changed to one of harsh and horrid discord; and that angelic face gave place to that of a demon.†   (source)
  • But that period has passed, and with it let its prejudices and its passions, its discords and its denunciations, pass away too.†   (source)
  • He spoke loudly, with terror in his voice, and close to that delicate ear which had always been so sensitive to every discord.†   (source)
  • It was the well-known consequence of this discord that Richard's repeated victories had been rendered fruitless, his romantic attempts to besiege Jerusalem disappointed, and the fruit of all the glory which he had acquired had dwindled into an uncertain truce with the Sultan Saladin.†   (source)
  • Becoming aware on a sudden of his danger, he stopped short, spread out all four legs, and set up the most piteous and discordant bray that ever wrung echo from rocks.†   (source)
  • I was a discord in Gateshead Hall: I was like nobody there; I had nothing in harmony with Mrs. Reed or her children, or her chosen vassalage.†   (source)
  • The reason of these discords I conceive to be, that there is no commensurability between a man and any gift.†   (source)
  • An oligarchy of learning, where the educated govern the ignorant, or even an oligarchy of race, where the Saxon rules the African, might be endured; but this oligarchy of sex, which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters, of every household - which ordains all men sovereigns, all women subjects, carries dissension, discord, and rebellion into every home of the nation.†   (source)
  • This wide national life is based entirely on emphasis,—the emphasis of want, which urges it into all the activities necessary for the maintenance of good society and light irony; it spends its heavy years often in a chill, uncarpeted fashion, amidst family discord unsoftened by long corridors.†   (source)
  • Yet Newman was not irritated; he did not feel that he was being patronized; he was conscious of no especial impulse to introduce a discord into so noble a harmony.†   (source)
  • You have introduced a topic on which our natures are at variance — a topic we should never discuss: the very name of love is an apple of discord between us.†   (source)
  • 'Father,' she replied, without stirring, 'if any harmony has been awakened in her young breast that was mute in mine until it turned to discord, let her thank Heaven for it, and go upon her happier way, taking it as her greatest blessing that she has avoided my way.'†   (source)
  • Large flocks of wild geese were seen passing over the country, which hovered, for a time, around the hidden sheet of water, apparently searching for a resting-place; and then, on finding them selves excluded by the chill covering, would soar away to the north, filling the air with discordant screams, as if venting their complaints at the tardy operations of Nature.†   (source)
  • It was at this time that the discord between Dmitri and his father seemed at its acutest stage and their relations had become insufferably strained.†   (source)
  • The English Government was not dissatisfied with an emigration which removed the elements of fresh discord and of further revolutions.†   (source)
  • I am grieved that I should be the enemy—as I suppose I am —of a great number of relations and others, and that they should be my enemies—as I suppose they are—and that we should all be ruining one another without knowing how or why and be in constant doubt and discord all our lives.†   (source)
  • Since then he had been the most discordant survival of her earlier time—the only one in fact with which a permanent pain was associated.†   (source)
  • Chingachgook added, and this with a gentleness of tone and manner that would have astonished those who sometimes heard the discordant cries that often came from the same throat; these transitions from the harsh and guttural, to the soft and melodious not being infrequent in ordinary Indian dialogues.†   (source)
  • The dogs, however, were not to have undisputed possession of the carcase; vultures, crows and other birds of prey, with that marvellous instinct which always leads them to a dead body, quickly filled the air, and, with discordant cries, swooped down upon the buffalo.†   (source)
  • At the French Chancellerie they had six more lampions in their illumination than ours had; but our transparency, which represented the young Couple advancing and Discord flying away, with the most ludicrous likeness to the French Ambassador, beat the French picture hollow; and I have no doubt got Tapeworm the advancement and the Cross of the Bath which he subsequently attained.†   (source)
  • Ill betide those foul birds that delight to file their own nest, and disgust the ear with perpetual discord of ill-omened croak.†   (source)
  • By going one step farther back in thought, discordant opinions are reconciled by being seen to be two extremes of one principle, and we can never go so far back as to preclude a still higher vision.†   (source)
  • I have been mocked with the likeness of sleep, while sounds of discord have rent my ears, such as might manifest the fullness of time, and that nature had forgotten her harmony.†   (source)
  • Clouds of dust shot up in little columns from the centre of the mass, as some animal, more furious than the rest, ploughed the plain with his horns, and, from time to time, a deep hollow bellowing was borne along on the wind, as if a thousand throats vented their plaints in a discordant murmuring.†   (source)
  • There was enough of mocking inconsistency at the bottom of this speech to make it rather discordant, though the manner was refined and the person well-favoured, and though the depreciatory part of it was so skilfully thrown off as to be very difficult for one not perfectly acquainted with the English language to understand, or, even understanding, to take offence at: so simple and dispassionate was its tone.†   (source)
  • The jar of this interruption, the discord of Tom's tones coming across the notes to which Philip was vibrating in soul and body, would have been enough to unhinge his temper, even if there had been no question of Poulter the drilling-master; and Tom, in the hurry of seizing something to say to prevent Mr. Poulter from thinking he was afraid of the sword when he sprang away from it, had alighted on this proposition to fetch Philip, though he knew well enough that Philip hated to hear…†   (source)
  • The lesson at last came to an end, after proceeding as discordantly as possible; and when the little girl had changed her shoes and had had her white muslin extinguished in shawls, she was taken away.†   (source)
  • Liberty, on the contrary, is generally established in the midst of agitation, it is perfected by civil discord, and its benefits cannot be appreciated until it is already old.†   (source)
  • What was new in them was a certain uneasiness and occasional discord, which there used not to be, and which, as Nicholas soon found out, was due to the bad state of their affairs.†   (source)
  • Still that breathing silence, which marks the drowsy sultriness of an American landscape in July, pervaded the secluded spot, interrupted only by the low voices of the men, the occasional and lazy tap of a woodpecker, the discordant cry of some gaudy jay, or a swelling on the ear, from the dull roar of a distant waterfall.†   (source)
  • She was continually tormented at the same time by remorse for having deserted Mitya, and in moments of discord and violent anger (and they were numerous) she told Ivan so plainly.†   (source)
  • In all former confederations the privileges of the Union furnished more elements of discord than of power, since they multiplied the claims of the nation without augmenting the means of enforcing them: and in accordance with this fact it may be remarked that the real weakness of federal governments has almost always been in the exact ratio of their nominal power.†   (source)
  • They were singing discordantly, arduously, and with great effort, evidently not because they wished to sing, but because they wanted to show they were drunk and on a spree.†   (source)
  • And in order that nothing may pass into a law but what is satisfactorily just not less than three fifths of the Congress to be called a majority— He that will promote discord, under a government so equally formed as this, would have joined Lucifer in his revolt.†   (source)
  • I should not, however, have requested this assistance, had I not believed that the Poems of my Friend would in a great measure have the same tendency as my own, and that, though there would be found a difference, there would be found no discordance in the colours of our style; as our opinions on the subject of poetry do almost entirely coincide.†   (source)
  • To render their voices harsh, it would seem to require active, malignant, passions, though, when excited, their screams can rise to a sufficiently conspicuous degree of discordancy to assert their claim to possess this distinctive peculiarity of the sex.†   (source)
  • And on her side gentle thoughts and simple pleasures were odious to Mrs. Becky; they discorded with her; she hated people for liking them; she spurned children and children-lovers.†   (source)
  • In strident discord peasants and townsmen of Orange and Green factions sing Kick the Pope and Daily, daily sing to Mary.†   (source)
  • To fashion's, custom's discord, To the mad Babel-din, the deafening orgies, Soothing each lull a strain is heard, just heard, From some far shore the final chorus sounding.†   (source)
  • Silence, ye troubled Waves, and thou Deep, peace, Said then the Omnifick Word; your discord end!†   (source)
  • *contention, discord All full of chirking* was that sorry place.†   (source)
  • Eighth Circle: ninth pit: Sowers of discord and schism.†   (source)
  • Eighth Circle: ninth pit: sowers of discord and schism.†   (source)
  • HIPPOLYTA I was with Hercules and Cadmus once When in a wood of Crete they bay'd the bear With hounds of Sparta: never did I hear Such gallant chiding; for, besides the groves, The skies, the fountains, every region near Seem'd all one mutual cry: I never heard So musical a discord, such sweet thunder.†   (source)
  • By my troth, this is the old fashion; you two never meet but you fall to some discord: you are both, i' good truth, as rheumatic as two dry toasts; you cannot one bear with another's confirmities.†   (source)
  • They also entertain themselves with the other delights let in at their eyes, their ears, and their nostrils as the pleasant relishes and seasoning of life, which Nature seems to have marked out peculiarly for man, since no other sort of animals contemplates the figure and beauty of the universe, nor is delighted with smells any further than as they distinguish meats by them; nor do they apprehend the concords or discords of sound.†   (source)
  • Imbecility in the government; discord among the provinces; foreign influence and indignities; a precarious existence in peace, and peculiar calamities from war.†   (source)
  • It belongeth therefore to him that hath the Soveraign Power, to be Judge, or constitute all Judges of Opinions and Doctrines, as a thing necessary to Peace, thereby to prevent Discord and Civill Warre.†   (source)
  • 6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; 6:14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.†   (source)
  • If thou wilt not unmask thy counterfeit, This earth will be the prey of strife once more, As when primaeval discord held its reign.†   (source)
  • — I cannot speak enough of this content; It stops me here; it is too much of joy: And this, and this, the greatest discords be [Kissing her.†   (source)
  • It is done, The blood already drawn, the war begun; The discord is complete; nor can they cease The dire debate, nor you command the peace.†   (source)
  • In proof whereof I call upon you to behold with your own eyes how the discord of Agramante's camp has come hither, and been transferred into the midst of us.†   (source)
  • The Dirae souse from heav'n with swift descent; And Discord, dyed in blood, with garments rent, Divides the prease: her steps Bellona treads, And shakes her iron rod above their heads.†   (source)
  • And though Soveraignty, in the intention of them that make it, be immortall; yet is it in its own nature, not only subject to violent death, by forreign war; but also through the ignorance, and passions of men, it hath in it, from the very institution, many seeds of a naturall mortality, by Intestine Discord.†   (source)
  • Prudence, however, insists that vengeance is not the contrary of vengeance, nor wrong of wrong, but the like; and that wickedness should be healed by goodness, discord by accord, war by peace.†   (source)
  • Now storming fury rose, And clamour such as heard in Heaven till now Was never; arms on armour clashing brayed Horrible discord, and the madding wheels Of brazen chariots raged; dire was the noise Of conflict; over head the dismal hiss Of fiery darts in flaming vollies flew, And flying vaulted either host with fire.†   (source)
  • The more effectually to nourish discord and disorder the Romans had, to the astonishment of those who confided in their sincerity, already proclaimed universal liberty1 throughout Greece.†   (source)
  • 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.†   (source)
  • But this is a Metaphor, of which there is no example, neither in the Scripture, nor in any other use of language; and which is also discordant to the harmony, and scope of the Scripture.†   (source)
  • These questions cannot be fully answered, without supposing that the fears of discord and disunion among a number of counsellors exceeded the apprehension of treachery or incapacity in a single individual.†   (source)
  • The curate settled all amicably, and Don Fernando paid; though the Judge had also very readily offered to pay the score; and all became so peaceful and quiet that the inn no longer reminded one of the discord of Agramante's camp, as Don Quixote said, but of the peace and tranquillity of the days of Octavianus: for all which it was the universal opinion that their thanks were due to the great zeal and eloquence of the curate, and to the unexampled generosity of Don Fernando.†   (source)
  • We passed onward, I and my Leader, along the crag, far as upon the next arch that covers the ditch in which the fee is paid by those who, sowing discord, win their burden.†   (source)
  • Now shake, out thy fruitful breast, the seeds Of envy, discord, and of cruel deeds: Confound the peace establish'd, and prepare Their souls to hatred, and their hands to war."†   (source)
  • …and, as they thought, their shame in part Covered, but not at rest or ease of mind, They sat them down to weep; nor only tears Rained at their eyes, but high winds worse within Began to rise, high passions, anger, hate, Mistrust, suspicion, discord; and shook sore Their inward state of mind, calm region once And full of peace, now tost and turbulent: For Understanding ruled not, and the Will Heard not her lore; both in subjection now To sensual Appetite, who from beneath Usurping over…†   (source)
  • * *seldom Not only this Griseldis through her wit *Couth all the feat* of wifely homeliness, *knew all the duties* But eke, when that the case required it, The common profit coulde she redress: There n'as discord, rancour, nor heaviness In all the land, that she could not appease, And wisely bring them all in rest and ease Though that her husband absent were or non,* *not If gentlemen or other of that country, Were wroth,* she woulde bringe them at one, *at feud So wise and ripe wordes…†   (source)
  • Thus began Outrage from lifeless things; but Discord first, Daughter of Sin, among the irrational Death introduced, through fierce antipathy: Beast now with beast 'gan war, and fowl with fowl, And fish with fish; to graze the herb all leaving, Devoured each other; nor stood much in awe Of Man, but fled him; or, with countenance grim, Glared on him passing.†   (source)
  • Anger, with all its fruits in revenge, rancour, hate, discord, manslaughter, blasphemy, swearing, falsehood, flattery, chiding and reproving, scorning, treachery, sowing of strife, doubleness of tongue, betraying of counsel to a man's disgrace, menacing, idle words, jangling, japery or buffoonery, &c.†   (source)
  • No echoes of that discord shall be heard Where Father Tagus rolls, or on the banks Of olive-bordered Betis; to the rocks Or in deep caverns shall my plaint be told, And by a lifeless tongue in living words; Or in dark valleys or on lonely shores, Where neither foot of man nor sunbeam falls; Or in among the poison-breathing swarms Of monsters nourished by the sluggish Nile.†   (source)
  • Its inevitable tendency, whenever it is brought into activity, must be to enfeeble the Union, and sow the seeds of discord and contention between the federal head and its members, and between the members themselves.†   (source)
  • …and confirm erroneous Sentences: and where men build on false grounds, the more they build, the greater is the ruine; and of those that study, and observe with equall time, and diligence, the reasons and resolutions are, and must remain discordant: and therefore it is not that Juris Prudentia, or wisedome of subordinate Judges; but the Reason of this our Artificiall Man the Common-wealth, and his Command, that maketh Law: And the Common-wealth being in their Representative but one…†   (source)
  • Piero was a fosterer of discord.†   (source)
  • Then Juno thus: "The grateful work is done, The seeds of discord sow'd, the war begun; Frauds, fears, and fury have possess'd the state, And fix'd the causes of a lasting hate.†   (source)
  • …inn was nothing but cries, shouts, shrieks, confusion, terror, dismay, mishaps, sword-cuts, fisticuffs, cudgellings, kicks, and bloodshed; and in the midst of all this chaos, complication, and general entanglement, Don Quixote took it into his head that he had been plunged into the thick of the discord of Agramante's camp; and, in a voice that shook the inn like thunder, he cried out: "Hold all, let all sheathe their swords, let all be calm and attend to me as they value their lives!"†   (source)
  • They who well consider the history of similar divisions and confederacies will find abundant reason to apprehend that those in contemplation would in no other sense be neighbors than as they would be borderers; that they would neither love nor trust one another, but on the contrary would be a prey to discord, jealousy, and mutual injuries; in short, that they would place us exactly in the situations in which some nations doubtless wish to see us, viz.†   (source)
  • Thus, measuring things in Heaven by things on Earth, At thy request, and that thou mayest beware By what is past, to thee I have revealed What might have else to human race been hid; The discord which befel, and war in Heaven Among the angelick Powers, and the deep fall Of those too high aspiring, who rebelled With Satan; he who envies now thy state, Who now is plotting how he may seduce Thee also from obedience, that, with him Bereaved of happiness, thou mayest partake His punishment,…†   (source)
  • Rang'd on the line oppos'd, Antonius brings Barbarian aids, and troops of Eastern kings; Th' Arabians near, and Bactrians from afar, Of tongues discordant, and a mingled war: And, rich in gaudy robes, amidst the strife, His ill fate follows him— th' Egyptian wife.†   (source)
  • They dined, and after the cloth had been removed and they had amused themselves for a while with Sancho's rich conversation, the melancholy sound of a fife and harsh discordant drum made itself heard.†   (source)
  • If we therefore take his ideas on this point as the criterion of truth, we shall be driven to the alternative either of taking refuge at once in the arms of monarchy, or of splitting ourselves into an infinity of little, jealous, clashing, tumultuous commonwealths, the wretched nurseries of unceasing discord, and the miserable objects of universal pity or contempt.†   (source)
  • …effort to view it seriously even in fiction, I leave it to be decided by the sample of opinions just exhibited, whether, with all their enmity to their predecessors, they would, in any one point, depart so widely from their example, as in the discord and ferment that would mark their own deliberations; and whether the Constitution, now before the public, would not stand as fair a chance for immortality, as Lycurgus gave to that of Sparta, by making its change to depend on his own…†   (source)
  • To which the courier replied in a harsh, discordant voice, "I am the devil; I am in search of Don Quixote of La Mancha; those who are coming this way are six troops of enchanters, who are bringing on a triumphal car the peerless Dulcinea del Toboso; she comes under enchantment, together with the gallant Frenchman Montesinos, to give instructions to Don Quixote as to how, she the said lady, may be disenchanted."†   (source)
  • So far is the general sense of mankind from corresponding with the tenets of those who endeavor to lull asleep our apprehensions of discord and hostility between the States, in the event of disunion, that it has from long observation of the progress of society become a sort of axiom in politics, that vicinity or nearness of situation, constitutes nations natural enemies.†   (source)
  • The interfering and unneighborly regulations of some States, contrary to the true spirit of the Union, have, in different instances, given just cause of umbrage and complaint to others, and it is to be feared that examples of this nature, if not restrained by a national control, would be multiplied and extended till they became not less serious sources of animosity and discord than injurious impediments to the intercourse between the different parts of the Confederacy.†   (source)
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