Bitterness sentence example

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  • She was starting to taste the bitterness of reality.
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  • The bitterness which he felt appeared in his writings.
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  • Bitterness crept through her as she dwelled on his words.
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  • The bitterness in his voice was not lost on Gabe.
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  • Anger and bitterness had preyed upon me continually for weeks and a deep languor had succeeded this passionate struggle.
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  • Suddenly, Deidre's vague story of lost love and Gabe's bitterness towards her clicked.
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  • Dean could read the bitterness in his voice.
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  • His was a bitter awakening, and the bitterness of it found expression in some remarkable words addressed to the volksraad: " I would rather," said Burgers in March 1877, " be a policeman under a strong government than the president of such a state.
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  • The bitterness which this occurrence provoked was intensified by a political reaction which was initiated about the same time under Kenneritz.
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  • No child ever drank deeper of the cup of bitterness than I did.
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  • She recalled with bitterness how he'd plied her with potion, falsely igniting her deep seeded passions until there was no turning back from his rampant lust.
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  • The tone of the canvass was one of unusual bitterness, amounting sometimes to actual ferocity.
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  • Some comments by Wesley upon Toplady's presentation of Calvinism led to a controversy which was carried on with much bitterness on both sides.
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  • The bitterness in his voice bothered her.
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  • Her thoughts turned to him with some bitterness.
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  • But Nef'i could revile as well as praise, and such was the bitterness of some of his satires that certain influential personages who came under his lash induced Murad IV.
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  • "And you?" she asked, bitterness in her voice.
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  • It was many years before the bitterness of feeling aroused by the repeal agitation entirely subsided in Nova Scotia.
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  • The bitterness is imparted by such substances as bitter orange rind, gentian, rhubarb, quassia, cascarilla, angostura, quinine and cinchona.
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  • The task of averting the racial bitterness so dominant in the United States of America is a most formidable one.
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  • An element of bitterness was now injected into the struggle.
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  • There was not a trace of bitterness in his eyes.
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  • This increased the bitterness of the Liberals, who, though not so numerous as the Radicals, included in their ranks more men of wealth and culture.
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  • Bitterness slithered through her.
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  • And then the bitterness was gone from his eyes, leaving only the sweetness... and a touch of something else.
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  • "You got me access to everything," she reminded him with some bitterness.
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  • Free at last, she said with bitterness.
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  • Xander smiled at the bitterness in Ingrid's tone.
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  • Her date is one of your local Guardians, Xander replied with bitterness.
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  • The bitterness aroused by the ardent and to some extent unjust zeal of the reforming element can only be conjectured.
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  • After a peaceful period of a quarter of a century the Armenian subjects of Russia in Transcaucasia were filled with bitterness and discontent by the confiscation of the properties of their national (Gregorian) church by the Russian treasury.
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  • Mill's friendship with Mrs Taylor and their marriage in 1851 involved a break with his family (apparently due to his resentment at a fancied slight, not to any bitterness on their part), and his practical disappearance from society.
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  • His attitude is one not of bitterness but of calm hopelessness, with an occasional tinge of disgust or contempt.
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  • Fourthly, the enforcement of the fugitive slave law aroused a feeling of bitterness in the North which helped eventually to bring on the war, and helped to make it, when it came, quite as much an anti-slavery crusade as a struggle for the preservation of the Union.
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  • The strife was often conducted on both sides with a zeal and bitterness of language which were characteristic of the period.
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  • The ethical standard of the book is high except in the bitterness displayed towards the "wicked," that is, the enemies of the Jews.
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  • Attempts to carry into effect the law of 1850 aroused much bitterness.
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  • Considerable bitterness prevails between the rival confessions, each aiming at political ascendancy, but the government favours none.
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  • The stirring incidents in the political emancipation of Portugal inspired his muse, and he describes the bitterness of exile, the adventurous expedition to Terceira, the heroic defence of Oporto, and the final combats of liberty.
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  • A violent article, in which he demanded the annexation of Hanover and Saxony, and attacked with great bitterness the Saxon royal house, led to an estrangement from his father, who enjoyed the warm friendship of the king.
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  • He remained in opposition, distinguishing himself by the courtly bitterness of his attacks on George II., who learned to hate him violently.
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  • He held a prominent place in the New School branch of the Presbyterians, to which he adhered on the division of the denomination in 1837; he had been tried (but not convicted) for heresy in 1836, the charge being particularly against the views expressed by him in Notes on Romans (1835) of the imputation of the sin of Adam, original sin and the atonement; the bitterness stirred up by this trial contributed towards widening the breach between the conservative and the progressive elements in the church.
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  • A similar series of excellent teachings on practical wisdom and the blessings of a virtuous life, only of a severer and more uncompromising character, is contained in the Sa`adatnama; and, judging from the extreme bitterness of tone manifested in the "reproaches of kings and emirs," we should be inclined to consider it a protest against the vile aspersions poured out upon Nasir's moral and religious attitude during those persecutions which drove him at last to Yumgan.
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  • The Florentines immediately built a new citadel, and this was a great bitterness to the Pisans.
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  • (1734-1825), is still the standard work for that period; but its value is somewhat diminished by the author's bitterness against his opponents and the fact that he does not give chapter and verse for his statements, many of which are based on his recollection of documents seen, but not available at the time of writing.
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  • He speaks with emphasis of the impressiveness of Cato's eulogy and the satiric bitterness of his invective.
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  • Here as elsewhere he had but one rule to guide him in matters of doctrine and discipline - the practice of Rome and the West; for it is singular to see how Jerome, who is daringly original in points of scholarly criticism, was a ruthless partisan in all other matters; and, having discovered what was the Western practice, he set tongue and pen to work with his usual bitterness (Altercatio luciferiani et orthodoxi).
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  • He engaged in the Pelagian controversy with more than even his usual bitterness (Dialogi contra pelagianos); and it is said that the violence of his invective so provoked his opponents that an armed mob attacked the monastery, and that Jerome was forced to flee and to remain in concealment for nearly two years.
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  • In the retreat from Ctesiphon (117) the old emperor tasted for almost the first time the bitterness of defeat in the field.
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  • The struggle continued with great bitterness on both sides, but gradually the Danish government was forced to grant many important reforms. High schools were established at Reykjavik, and efforts made to better the trade and farming of the country.
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  • The idea of adult baptism, which had after 1525 become generally accepted among them, roused a bitterness which it is rather hard to understand nowadays.
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  • The Republican leaders straightway quarrelled among themselves, thus starting the long series of factional strifes which have characterized the party politics of New York state; the bitterness of the factions and the irresponsible council of appointment are also responsible for the firm establishment early in the Republican regime of the " spoils system."
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  • The compromise served its turn in allaying political bitterness and staving off a direct conflict between the United States and South Carolina.
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  • Francois Sanchez (1562-1632), professor of medicine and philosophy in Toulouse, combated the Aristotelianism of the schools with much bitterness, and was the author of a book with the title Quod nihil scitur.
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  • Palaeologus, had been advised by his experienced father to avoid all serious negotiations, as they had invariably resulted in increased bitterness; but John, in view of the rapid dismemberment of his empire by the Turks, felt constrained to seek a union.
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  • On the 3rd of August, shorn of much of its original bitterness, the so-called Confutatio pontificia was read; it well expresses the views approved in substance by the emperor and all the Catholic party.
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  • The struggle, which still further aggravated the dependence of the pope on France, was waged on both sides with the utmost bitterness, and the end was not in sight when John XXII.
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  • The bitterness and persistency of his attacks on his colleague Pierre Bayle led to the latter being deprived of his chair in 1693.
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  • One of the most useful nutritious species is Cetraria islandica, " Iceland moss," which, after being deprived of its bitterness by boiling in water, is reduced to a powder and made into cakes, or is boiled and eaten with milk by the poor Icelander, whose sole food it often constitutes.
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  • But in 1639-1640 civil discords in England stood in the way of a strong foreign policy, and the adroit Aarssens was able so " to sweeten the bitterness of the pill " as to bring King Charles not merely to " overlook the scandal of the Downs," but to consent to the marriage of the princess had a quasi-independence of its own.
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  • The needless bitterness of his attacks upon Plato (in the Comparatio Aristotelis et Platonis), which drew forth a powerful response from Bessarion (q.v.), and the manifestly hurried and inaccurate character of his translations of Plato, Aristotle and other classical authors, combined to ruin his fame as a scholar, and to endanger his position as a teacher of philosophy.
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  • The growing national German animosity added bitterness to political life, and de- parties.
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  • For nearly three years Austria had been watching with bitterness and depression the course of the crisis in Hungary.
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  • There are frequent outbursts, ever increasing in bitterness, against the Jews, who were very numerous in Medina and its neighbourhood when Mahomet arrived.
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  • Indirect evidence shows that he was a contemporary of Aristotle, whom he attacked with great bitterness.
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  • In 1796 he published a long letter to Washington, attacking his military reputation and his presidential policy with inexcusable bitterness.
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  • The microorganism which causes the disease of bitterness (amer) forms longish branched filaments in the wine.
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  • But along with the accumulation of his illustrative and corroborative materials grew the bitterness of heart which found its utterances neglected and other names the oracles of the reading world.
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  • In this brief work Acosta declares his opposition both to Christianity and Judaism, though he speaks with the more bitterness of the latter religion.
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  • So great was the bitterness against him that the magnates would admit none of his sons to the throne.
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  • Ephesus contested stoutly with Smyrna and Pergamum the honour of being called the first city of Asia; each city appealed to Rome, and we still possess rescripts in which the emperors endeavoured to mitigate the bitterness of the rivalry.
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  • In the Transvaal the burghers of British origin were about equal in number with those of Dutch origin, and the fairly even balance of parties might be held to be a guarantee against retrogression; in the Orange River Colony it was notorious that the grant of selfgovernment meant handing over the control of the country not simply to the Boers, but to that section of them which since the war had exhibited the greatest racial bitterness.
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  • There are many allusions to persons and events of the day, but political bitterness seems to have been commonly avoided.
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  • The bitterness of his outspoken invective against the clergy, against all priestcraft and priesthood, was a new feature in deistic literature, and injured the author more than it furthered his cause.
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  • But he was always a man of peace, and while commonly counted one of the opponents of Athanasius, he did not take a place of leadership among them as his position and standing would have justified him in doing, and Athanasius never spoke of him with bitterness as he did of other prominent men in the party.
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  • They had hoped to save the Church, but unfortunately the result of their efforts, generous as they were, was that the schism increased in bitterness, and that instead of the unity for which the Church craved, three popes continued to flourish.
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  • During the administration of Sir Robert Peel, Lord Palmerston led a retired life, but he attacked with characteristic bitterness the Ashburton treaty with the United States, which closed successfully some other questions he had long kept open.
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  • It is to his honour that he never speaks of the queen with resentment or bitterness.
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  • It gave rise to a literary controversy, however, of great bitterness and violence, the author having ventured without warrant to claim for it an historical character, appealing to an imaginary "manuscript in Florence."
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  • For years he had looked at all earthly good through the medium of a philosophy which taught him that it,, without exception, contained within itself the seeds of bitterness, and was altogether worthless and impermanent; but now to his wavering faith the sweet delights of home and love, the charms of wealth and power, began to show themselves in a different light, and glow again with attractive colours.
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  • He was very trenchant in his criticism of the Government; thus giving satisfaction to ardent spirits in the Unionist ranks, but causing ministerial speakers to contrast his bitterness and violence with Mr. Balfour's quieter methods.
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  • He afterwards joined the Low Church party, strenuously opposed the Sacheverel movement, and in the Bangorian controversy supported with great zeal and considerable bitterness the side of Bishop Hoadly.
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  • To Joseph Trapp's attack on the Methodists he published in 1739 A Preservative against Unsettled Notions, in which the clergy of the Church of England were denounced with some bitterness; he also published shortly afterwards The Spirit and Doctrine and Lives of our Modern Clergy, and a reply to a pastoral letter of the bishop of London in which he had been attacked.
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  • It is this fact which accounts for the growing bitterness of the Yorkist and Lancastrian parties during the last years of Henry VI.
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  • A controversy on the boundary of Canada and the United States was provoking increasing bitterness on both sides of the Atlantic. The intervention of Lord Palmerston in Syria, which resulted in a great military success at Acre, was embittering the relations between France and England, while the unfortunate expedition to Afghanistan, which the Whigs had approved, was already producing embarrassment, and was about to result in disaster.
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  • The election was conducted with unusual bitterness; but the constituencies practically affirmed the policy of the government by maintaining, almost unimpaired, the large ma$ority which the Unionists had secured in 1895.
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  • The bitterness thus aroused developed into life-long enmity.
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  • It was Demosthenes who went to Byzantium, brought the estranged city back to the Athenian alliance, and snatched it from the hands of Philip. It was Demosthenes who, when Philip had already seized Elatea, hurried to Thebes, who by his passionate appeal gained one last chance, the only possible chance, for Greek freedom, who broke down the barrier of an inveterate jealousy, who brought Thebans to fight beside Athenians, and who thus won at the eleventh hour a victory for the spirit of loyal union which took away at least one bitterness from the unspeakable calamity of Chaeronea.
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  • Macdonnell at once admitted through the newspapers that he had in his possession letters (rumoured to be " embarrassing " to the Unionist leaders) which he might publish at his own discretion; and the discussion as to how far his appointment by Mr Wyndham had prejudiced the Unionist cause was reopened in public with much bitterness, in view of the anticipation of further steps in the Home Rule direction by the Liberal ministry.
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  • Some of the characteristics thus indicated may have suggested the bitterness of attacks afterwards made upon Ricci's theology.
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  • France, like the Christ, had known all the bitterness and weakness of a Passion.
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  • This struggle engendered extraordinary bitterness, since success might mean continued life, and defeat prompt demise, to competing towns.
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  • Resentment is generated by the abreaction of guilt, and bitterness by the abreaction of pride.
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  • This begins with a social catharsis and ends in social resentment, and sometimes in social bitterness too.
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  • So he wrote ' Thus Spoke Zarathustra ' during a period of intense catharsis, and was afterward engulfed in bitterness.
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  • Does one detect a hint of bitterness in these descriptions?
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  • He suppressed an insurrection in Ireland (1650) with a severity remembered by the Irish Catholics with bitterness.
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  • It was already ' full of personal bitterness ', unlike the fourth internationalists in the Labor League of Youth.
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  • Desiring freedom, his case instead became the lightning rod for sectional bitterness and hostility that was only resolved by war. ' GoCityKids.
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  • Lord Carey says that bitterness, hostility, misunderstanding and strife now separate provinces from one another and divide individual provinces.
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  • The dark night of the soul in mysticism is just a prolonged spell of abreactive resentment or bitterness.
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  • Pearl's father embodies the bitterness and disorientation that gripped southern slaveholders forced to come to grips with Sherman's powerful onslaught.
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  • Many people dislike the slight bitterness of endive, but others consider it rather sprightly.
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  • Long term bitterness held in the believer's heart is one of the most effective " ship wreckers " of faith.
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  • Matters became still further strained on account of the outrages committed by the national troops, and such was the bitterness of feeling developed between the two factions, that an appeal to arms became inevitable.
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  • He was accused with especial bitterness of favouring arbitrary power by the law which he laid down in the trials for libel which arose out of the publications of Junius and Horne Tooke, and which at a later time he reaffirmed in the case of the dean of St Asaph (see Libel).
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  • The antagonism between the "black" and the "white marquess" (the latter being the nickname given to Carmarthen in allusion to his sickly appearance), which had been forgotten in their common hatred to the French policy and to Rome, revived in all its bitterness.
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  • The activity of the police and the sufferings of the victims naturally produced intense excitement and bitterness among those who escaped arrest, and a secret organization calling itself the Executive Committee announced in its clandestinely printed organs that the functionaries who distinguished themselves in the suppression of the propaganda would be " removed."
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  • Owing, it is said, to a personal grudge, South in 16 9 3 published with transparent anonymity Animadversions on Dr Sherlock's Book, entitled a Vindication of the Holy and Ever Blessed Trinity, in which the views of William Sherlock were attacked with much sarcastic bitterness.
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  • Its main intention in its present context is apparently to explain Satan's dominion over the world and the bitterness of his rage against the church and against Christ.
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  • The governors put in office at this time by the crown were not of conciliatory temperaments, and the measures instituted in parliament (see United States) served to increase bitterness of feeling.
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  • He wrote a small book of memoirs of this campaign, Allemands et francais (1871), in which he spoke of the conquerors without bitterness; this attitude was all the more praiseworthy as his mother was an Alsatian, and he was unable to resign, himself to the loss of Alsace and Lorraine.
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  • He was singularly sweet-tempered, and shrank from the impassioned political bitterness that raged about him; bore with relative equanimity a flood of coarse and malignant abuse of his motives, morals, religion, 4 personal honesty and decency; cherished very few personal animosities; and better than any of his great antagonists cleared political opposition of illblooded personality.
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  • The vast majority of Afghans are of the Sunni sect; but there are, in their midst, such powerful communities of Shiahs as the Hazaras of the central districts, the Kizilbashes of Kabul and the Turis of the Kurram border, nor is there between them that bitterness of sectarian animosity which is so marked a feature in India.
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  • "That we should have lost the constitutional battle does not distress us so much," wrote Gustavus, in the bitterness of his heart; "but what does dismay me is to see my poor nation so sunk in corruption as to place its own felicity in absolute anarchy."
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  • The youth was resentful of what he regarded as curmudgeonly treatment, a bitterness became ingrained and began to corrode his whole nature; and although lie came in time to grasp the real state of the case he never mentioned his uncle with kindness or regard.
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  • But there was bitterness and mistrust between the old Lancastrian faction and the Nevilles, and Queen Margaret Restorarefused to cross to England or to trust her son in the Henry Vi.
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  • But the angel of forgetfulness has gathered up and carried away much of the misery and all the bitterness of those sad days.
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  • In September 2003, he and ex-wife Sadie were granted a ' quickie ' divorce, amid bitterness and recriminations.
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  • Pearl 's father embodies the bitterness and disorientation that gripped Southern slaveholders forced to come to grips with Sherman 's powerful onslaught.
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  • Its bitterness is a tonic to liver and spleen function.
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  • He read the thought upon my features, and his smile had a tinge of bitterness.
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  • Long term bitterness held in the believer 's heart is one of the most effective " ship wreckers " of faith.
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  • Purists will note that modern lillet lacks the acerbic bitterness of yesteryear, so the perfect martini recipe will add a bit of quinine (the stuff that makes tonic water a bit bitter) to the mix.
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  • While some martini lovers may argue that shaking with ice "bruises" the ingredients and results in bitterness, such a flavor is not unwelcome in this mixed drink that depends on a bit of "aperitif" flavor for the distinctive aftertaste.
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  • Triple sec is an orange-flavored liqueur that will impart a hint of bitterness to your Cosmopolitan cocktail recipe.
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  • Pick a sweet or sour cranberry cocktail; you can really bring out the bitterness of the triple sec with a less sweet cranberry juice, or make your cocktail light and fruity with a sugary cranberry-cherry or cran-grape juice.
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  • The stem and wide mouth of this glassware keep your drink especially cool; using a different type of glass will cause the drink to warm quickly and bring out the bitterness.
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  • It also has a hint of bitterness, which if overused, could overwhelm a recipe.
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  • When anger remains buried and unresolved it usually festers and grows into resentment, bitterness, and unforgiveness.
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  • Some friendships end spectacularly, with shouting, accusations, betrayals, and months of bitterness.
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  • Many times this bitterness leads to vindictiveness with one party wanting to take another party "to the cleaners."
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  • If there is any sign of bitterness, than divorced parents should never be seated together, create separate "family tables."
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  • This time, Wentz was not so amicable and reportedly wrote a blog on the band's website titled "got bitterness?
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  • Through most Hollywood divorces end with bitterness, it is widely reported that Willis and Moore still get along very well and that Willis and Kutcher are good friends.
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  • Ideally, divorced parents should work together to have an amicable relationship and shared custody, but bitterness between divorced spouses and tendencies to involve children in marital and divorce disputes require child custody laws.
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  • For many individuals, the holiday may become tinged with bitterness over lost loves and breakups, as well as general discontent about the excessive commercialization of what was once a romantic day.
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  • His marriages to Nikki always began with great intentions and more often than not, ended on bitterness.
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  • "Kris values the Code and his duty more than he does anything," Jade said with some bitterness.
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  • "For thousands of years.  And then I wizened up and realized I'm just another gem in her collection."  Gabe's bitterness was quiet but evident.
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  • Darian sat for a long moment, comprehending why Jenn viewed the immortal world with such bitterness.
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  • At the same time the bitterness of Hume's feelings and their effect are of importance in his life.
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  • It has merely caused great bitterness among the Polish peasants, and the effect on the population is also counteracted by the fact that the large proprietors in purely German districts continue to import Polish laborers to work on their estates.
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  • Even before his retirement political feuds had broken out, which increased in bitterness year by year.
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  • The English church also formed a quasi-official clerical oligarchy, and the land reserved by the Constitutional Act for the support of "a protestant clergy" formed a fruitful source of bitterness.
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  • Only at the very end, when the disease from which he was suffering left him no hope, did he complain with some bitterness of the hardship of leaving this world where the many discoveries being made pointed to yet greater discoveries to come.
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  • Unfortunately, failing health compelled him to abandon the second or constructive part: the first, a brilliant piece of writing which attempts to show the ethical inadequacy of revealed religion and is marked in parts by much bitterness, was published in 1887 under the title of The Service of Man.
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  • The period of the Commonwealth was filled with the strife between these two parties, its bitterness not lessened by the fact that the assembly dissolved in 1653 by Cromwell's soldiers was not allowed to meet again in his protectorate.
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  • Philpot was imprisoned soon after Mary's accession in 1553; and it is very pleasing to find, amidst the records of intense bitterness and rancour which characterized these times, and with which Romanist and Protestant alike assailed the persecuted Anabaptists, a letter of Philpot's, to a friend of his, "prisoner the same time in Newgate," who held the condemned opinions.
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  • Try rooibos tea with a touch of agave nectar and hazelnut milk, or for a simple classic, add a touch of rich soy milk to balance the bitterness of green tea.
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  • The revelations of this book explain much of the bitterness of his work, and it was followed in 1893 by a fourth part in German, Die Beichte eines Thoren (" A Fool's Confession "),.
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