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antagonism
used in Catch-22

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Definition
hostility, opposition, or tension between opposing forces or ideas
  • The crawlway was Yossarian's lifeline to outside from a plane about to fall, but Yossarian swore at it with seething antagonism, reviled it as an obstacle put there by providence as part of the plot that would destroy him.
    Chapter 5 — Chief White Halfoat (79% in)
  • And it just wasn't the same, for when Major Major, at the next meal, stepped from the food counter to sit with the others at the regular tables, he was frozen in his tracks by the impenetrable wall of antagonism thrown up by their faces and stood petrified with his tray quivering in his hands until Milo glided forward wordlessly to rescue him, by leading him tamely to his private table.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (41% in)
  • His cheeks grew tight with fury at the thought that he had just been duped into humiliation by a man who was almost the same age as he was and still only a captain, and he swung upon the chaplain avengingly with a look of such murderous antagonism that the chaplain began to tremble.
    Chapter 19 — Colonel Cathcart (44% in)
  • 'Yes, of course,' he conceded frigidly, his manner changing to one of edgy and defensive antagonism.
    Chapter 27 — Nurse Duckett (34% in)
  • Colonel Korn assured him with a flat lack of conviction, and turned back chuckling to Yossarian, his disdainful merriment increasing at the sight of Yossarian's unyielding expression of antagonism and distrust.
    Chapter 40 — Catch-22 (57% in)
  • 'Your country doesn't need your help any more,' Yossarian reasoned with antagonism.
    Chapter 42 — Yossarian (32% in)

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