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antagonism
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
hostility, opposition, or tension between opposing forces or ideas
  • She had an active force of antagonism within her, when the antagonism turned on the defence either of plans or persons that she believed in; and the wrongs which she felt that Will had received from her husband, and the external conditions which to others were grounds for slighting him, only gave the more tenacity to her affection and admiring judgment.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (41% in)
  • She had an active force of antagonism within her, when the antagonism turned on the defence either of plans or persons that she believed in; and the wrongs which she felt that Will had received from her husband, and the external conditions which to others were grounds for slighting him, only gave the more tenacity to her affection and admiring judgment.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (41% in)

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