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rancor
used in Atlas Shrugged

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deep and bitter anger or hatred — especially when long-standing
  • He had pronounced the words aloud, in a tone of rancorous sarcasm directed at whoever had made him say it.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (7% in)
  • He said, not looking at Rearden, his mouth drawn tightly into an expression of rancorous dignity: "After all, you can't order people to come running to your office any time you please.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (20% in)
  • Their faces had a look of rancorous anxiety.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (82% in)
  • She looked at the faces of the four men in the soft twilight of Mulligan's living room: Galt, whose face had the serene, impersonal attentiveness of a scientist-Francisco, whose face was made expressionless by the hint of a smile, the kind of smile that would fit either answerHugh Akston who looked compassionately gentle-Midas Mulligan, who had asked the question with no touch of rancor in his voice.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (80% in)
  • He saw defensively belligerent men and tastelessly dressed women-he saw mean, rancorous, suspicious faces that bore the one mark incompatible with a standard bearer of the intellect: the mark of uncertainty.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (7% in)

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