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 Meanings and Examples of BITTER
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bitter
 a.  harsh or corrosive in tone; painful; acrid; acrimonious
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The bitter weather had driven every one indoors and Ethan had the long rural street to himself.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  His tall brothers were a grim, quiet lot, in whom the family tradition of past glories, lost forever, rankled in unspoken hate and crackled out in bitter humor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  Women ignored the lapses of speech and put the drunkards to bed without bitter words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
4  She was certain that some romantic sorrow had blighted his life and made him hard and bitter, and she felt that what he needed was the love of a good woman.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
5  Already soldiers and civilians alike were feeling the pinch, and the muttering against him and his fellow speculators was bitter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
6  Vicksburg had fallen, fallen after a long and bitter siege, and practically all the Mississippi River, from St. Louis to New Orleans was in the hands of the Yankees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
7  Her heart sank with bitter disappointment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
8  Against no one was feeling more bitter than against Rhett Butler.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
9  In other days, Scarlett would have been bitter about her shabby dresses and patched shoes but now she did not care, for the one person who mattered was not there to see her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
10  There was nothing to do but invite him to stay, although Aunt Pitty knew how the doctor and Mrs. Meade felt about him and how bitter Fanny was against any man not in uniform.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
11  Gulping down the bitter brew of parched corn and dried sweet potatoes that passed for coffee, she went out to join the girls.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
12  Without sugar or cream it was bitter as gall, for the sorghum used for "long sweetening" did little to improve the taste.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
13  She could--and did--shout them down with bitter sarcasm but before Melanie's unselfishness she was helpless, helpless and resentful.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
14  All three wore home-dyed mourning, all were worn, sad, worried, all bitter with a bitterness that did not sulk or complain but, nevertheless, peered out from behind their smiles and their words of welcome.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
15  There went the tax money and part of the money which was to see them through this bitter winter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
Example Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
1  Learning is a bitter root, but it bears sweet fruit.
2  They had a bitter quarrel about/over some money three years ago and they haven't spoken to each other since.
3  Although again sweet candy, also has a bitter day.
4  The ensuing argument had been bitter.
5  The parents were locked in a bitter battle for custody.
6  Allen is fighting a bitter custody battle over his three children.
7  Sit not sad because that time a fitful aspect weareth; Patience is most bitter, yet most sweet the fruit it bearth.
8  He who has not tasted bitter knows not what sweet is.
9  That which was bitter to endure may be sweet to remember.
10  There is nothing which has not been bitter before being ripe.
11  Work has a bitter root but sweet fruit.
12  Apothecaries would not sugar their pills unless they were bitter.
13  Beauty may have fair leaves, but bitter fruit.
14  Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
15  The bitter cold caused the water pipes to burst.