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  • The Frostfangs were as cruel as any place the gods had made, and as inimical to men.†   (source)
  • The victim was a teacher named Kadow, head of a liberal political faction which the Nazis considered inimical to their interests.†   (source)
  • To inflict any hurt on anything for any purpose became inimical to him.†   (source)
  • The big toe moved plumply and inimically.†   (source)
  • They felt that a thousand inimical eyes looked at them through the unshaded front window and the four women, with fear in their hearts, bent their heads and plied their needles.†   (source)
  • We would pass a funeral, often of a child, and the father himself with the casket on his head would step out of the road--so would the whole cortege, musicians included--and with his eyes, like the milk of blackness, a few Mongolian mustache hairs fine and long on the savage bulges of his mouth, even afflicted, and while inimical, would follow the eagle as he passed.†   (source)
  • Inefficient nations were always conquered sooner or later, and the struggle for efficiency was inimical to illusions.†   (source)
  • It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction.†   (source)
  • The nature of Paradise Park was inimical to the kind of thought that had habitually been hers.†   (source)
  • Ah, friend of mine, believe me, I march better 'Neath the cross-fire of glances inimical!†   (source)
  • Because this island is full of inimical phenomena.†   (source)
  • For, decidedly, as he could feel, this audience was inimical.†   (source)
  • Tell me, reverend master, is your science inimical or displeasing to Our Lady?†   (source)
  • His grand-aunt had gruffly replied that she was his cousin Sue Bridehead, of the inimical branch of the family; and on further questioning the old woman had replied that the girl lived in Christminster, though she did not know where, or what she was doing.†   (source)
  • While other members of that aristocracy to which by birth he belonged were incensed at the innovators mainly because their theories were inimical to the privileged classes, not alone Captain Vere disinterestedly opposed them because they seemed to him incapable of embodiment in lasting institutions, but at war with the peace of the world and the true welfare of mankind.†   (source)
  • All of them knew him, most were inimical, but there were few who were not burning with curiosity and wonder in regard to the return of Jane Withersteen's racers.†   (source)
  • The charms of their subtlety passed by her unappreciated, and she only received them as inimical sounds which meant that anger ruled.†   (source)
  • Again there was Thomas Ratterer, who was of a type which at first glance, one would have said, could scarcely prove either inimical or dangerous to any of the others.†   (source)
  • She had a growing fear that Jim's success was likely to develop a temper in him inimical to the cool, waiting, tolerant policy needed to outwit Kells in the end.†   (source)
  • All such matters were not only foreign and of no significance to religion as such, but also inimical to it; for they were the constituents of life, or so-called health, which was to say, ultraphilistine, utter bourgeois existence—to which the religious world was ordained to be the absolute opposite, indeed the very genius of opposition.†   (source)
  • And in fact they were, especially Hutter, somewhat inimical to the dominance of the range land by cattle barons of Flagstaff.†   (source)
  • As the inimical plant could only be present in very microscopic dimensions to have escaped ordinary observation, to find it seemed rather a hopeless attempt in the stretch of rich grass before them.†   (source)
  • The assembled company suddenly quieted with a portent inimical to their leisurely content of the moment.†   (source)
  • For because of her own and Clyde's temporizing over his and her sentimentality and her unconquerable affection for him, she now, at a time when it was most inimical for both, found herself pregnant.†   (source)
  • So much so that even marriage, assuming that her family might not prove too inimical and that her infatuation and diplomacy endured, might not be beyond the bounds of possibility.†   (source)
  • But most foolishly anticipating, as he now did, a future more substantial than the general local circumstances warranted, he was more concerned than ever lest his present relationship to Roberta should in any way prove inimical to all this.†   (source)
  • Yet, eager to make as much progress as he could against whatever inimical fates might now beset him, he finally approached Baggott, and most acidly, yet with as much show of genial and appreciative sociability as he could muster, observed: "A delightful place for a camp, eh?"†   (source)
  • But in the event that he could not (it was so that his thoughts raced forward to an entirely possible inimical conclusion to all this) well, then—well, then—might it not be possible at least—some fellows, if not himself would—to deny that he had held any such relationship with her and so escape.†   (source)
  • At any rate, as Clyde could see, and with no more than such expenditures as, with a little scrimping during his ordinary working days here, he could provide for, he might see not a little of that lake life of which he had read so much in the local papers, to say nothing of Sondra at one and another of the lodges, the masters of which were not so inimical to his presence and overtures as were Sondra's parents.†   (source)
  • In the middle of one of the longest sentences, he stopped the rotary motion of the snuffbox, raised his head, and with inimical politeness lurking in the corners of his thin lips interrupted Weyrother, wishing to say something.†   (source)
  • In other words, Mr. Dimmesdale, whose sensibility of nerve often produced the effect of spiritual intuition, would become vaguely aware that something inimical to his peace had thrust itself into relation with him.†   (source)
  • Nor was Miss Briggs, although forced to adopt a hostile attitude, secretly inimical to Rawdon and his wife.†   (source)
  • When a wife's relations interpose against a husband who is a gentleman, who is proud, and who must govern, the consequences are inimical to peace.†   (source)
  • Mary was not so repulsive and unsisterly as Elizabeth, nor so inaccessible to all influence of hers; neither was there anything among the other component parts of the cottage inimical to comfort.†   (source)
  • Canada contains only a million of inhabitants, and its population is divided into two inimical nations.†   (source)
  • Rostov looked inimically at Pierre, first because Pierre appeared to his hussar eyes as a rich civilian, the husband of a beauty, and in a word—an old woman; and secondly because Pierre in his preoccupation and absent-mindedness had not recognized Rostov and had not responded to his greeting.†   (source)
  • But notwithstanding these inimical feelings, the Americans derive the greater part of their manufactured commodities from England, because England supplies them at a cheaper rate than any other nation.†   (source)
  • …civilization, once interrupted, will never be resumed; they fear that those domestic habits which have been so recently contracted, may be irrevocably lost in the midst of a country which is still barbarous, and where nothing is prepared for the subsistence of an agricultural people; they know that their entrance into those wilds will be opposed by inimical hordes, and that they have lost the energy of barbarians, without acquiring the resources of civilization to resist their attacks.†   (source)
  • And it shows how much more profitable it is prudently to remove, than to resent, return, and continue inimical proceedings.†   (source)
  • The prosecution of them, for this reason, will seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused.†   (source)
  • The desert is the environment of revelation, genetically and physiologically alien, sensorily austere, esthetically abstract, historically inimical….   (source)
    inimical = hostile
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