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Definition deep and bitter anger or hatred — especially when long-standing
  • She made the suggestion to reduce the partisan rancor.
rancor = feelings of deep and bitter anger or hatred
  • The meeting only fueled their rancor.
  • rancor = feelings of deep and bitter anger or hatred
  • They work to ensure that the love they feel for their mothers overcomes the rancor they also feel inside.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • rancor = feelings of deep and bitter anger
  • Jody peered cautiously at her to see whether any rancor toward him remained.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • rancor = feelings of anger or hatred
  • she seemed completely exhausted by her rancor.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • rancor = deep and bitter anger or hatred
  • His movements were precise and without rancor.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • rancor = anger or hatred
  • 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
  • rancor = deep and bitter anger or hatred
  • the vital stuffs of their mortal greed, rancor, and poisonous guilt,
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • rancor = deep and bitter anger or hatred
  • she dispensed with rancor, was indiscriminately polite, saving her real affection for the unpicked children of Cincinnati,
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • rancor = deep and bitter anger or hatred
  • Her voice was cold, but the rancor was gone from it.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • rancor = anger or hatred
  • Sprung from the rancorous outrage of your duke
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • rancorous = showing deep and bitter anger or hatred
  • 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
  • rancor = feelings of bitter anger or hatred
  • There was no rancor in her voice.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In the past I have bee proved his rancorous enemy.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • May God requite me if I came here frying to meddle, to stir up rancor.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Anson's queries were bitter and rancorous.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • 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!
  • 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
  • But now his sense of outrage was deep, rancorous, and ever present; he felt that he was a good fellow wronged.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • This was very grand; but still Mrs. Penniman, who felt that she had exposed herself, was faintly rancorous.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square

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