ANTAGONIZE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ANTAGONIZE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  provoke the hostility of; act in opposition to
Classic Sentence:
1  She had not much of anything to say to her father, for that matter; but he did not antagonize her.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIII
2  All to be seen was shame for captivity and regret for the right to antagonize.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
3  She did not want strife, she blamed him for wanting to quarrel, but unconsciously put herself into an attitude of antagonism.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 12
4  Kitty had been thrown into confusion by the inward conflict between her antagonism to this bad woman and her desire to be nice to her.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 28
5  The old irritation and antagonism which he roused in her was hot in her heart and she yearned to speak tart words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  With the slow unalterable persistency which she had always felt in him, he was making his way through the dense mass of social antagonisms.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
7  Its object is, and its result must be, to dissolve wrath by the study of antagonisms.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  When we antagonize, taunt or inflame our opponents, we motivate them to defeat us.
2  The new rules will create a lot of antagonism.
3  There's a history of antagonism between the two teams.
4  Barry showed his antagonism toward his new stepmother by ignoring her whenever she tried talking to him.