ANIMOSITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ANIMOSITY
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 n.  bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
Classic Sentence:
1  The sight of that happy possessive gesture had aroused in Scarlett all the jealous animosity which had slumbered during the months when she had thought Ashley probably dead.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
2  His one eye met hers with an impersonal animosity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
3  She was aware that she had Lily to thank for it; and dull resentment was turned to active animosity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
4  There was no longer a centre; everywhere there was competition and animosity.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 24,601 BECOMES NUMBER 9,430
5  Immediately eight swords glittered in the rays of the setting sun, and the combat began with an animosity very natural between men twice enemies.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 31 ENGLISH AND FRENCH
6  Milady began to have doubts of the issue of this terrible duel, in which her enemies showed as much perseverance as she did animosity.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 63 THE DROP OF WATER
7  You seem to think that I have some animosity against young Mr. Tom; whereas I have none at all.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII
8  They repeatedly endeavoured to single out each other, spurred by mutual animosity, and aware that the fall of either leader might be considered as decisive of victory.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
9  She thrust it away again, but with less animosity.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
10  For anything I knew, his animosity towards the man might otherwise lead to his seeking him out and rushing on his own destruction.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XLVI
11  Prince Andrew did neither: a look of animosity appeared on his face and the other turned away and went down the side of the corridor.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX
12  For this reason many consider that a wise prince, when he has the opportunity, ought with craft to foster some animosity against himself, so that, having crushed it, his renown may rise higher.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
13  The animosities between these two parties run so high, that they will neither eat, nor drink, nor talk with each other.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
14  You are a foreigner: you do not feel our national animosities as we do.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT II
Example Sentence:
1  Of course we're competitive but there's no personal animosity between us.
2  I have no animosity against him, and he's clearly seeking to pick a quarrel with me.
3  Despite everything, she bore her former boss no animosity.
4  There is no personal animosity between the party leaders.
5  I've worked for Bill Clinton for years, and Bill Clinton, another Democrat who pushed socially responsible programs, got a lot of animosity from the right.