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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)
16  The authorities succeeded despite bitter opposition from teachers.
17  The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
18  Failing the final exams was a bitter disappointment for me.
19  He launched a bitter diatribe against the younger generation.
20  The outside of an orange is bitter, but the inside is sweet.
21  Good medicine for health tastes bitter to the mouth.
22  In one of the most closely watched races in the country, he defeated incumbent Republican Andrea Seastrand in a bitter rematch.
23  The statement was greeted with bitter disappointment by many of the other delegates.
24  Losing the match was a bitter disappointment for the team.
25  He is perhaps the best qualified person for many years to solve a long standing and bitter dispute.
26  Please skip the remarks that will trigger bitter debates again.
27  Upon the demise of the dictator, a bitter dispute about succession to power developed.
28  Gulliver's Travels, which is regarded by many as a tale for children, is actually a bitter satire attacking man's folly.
29  Now that we know the mayor and his wife are engaged in a bitter divorce fight, we find their earlier remarks regretting their lack of time together remarkably disingenuous.
30  Spicy-sweet candied ginger is a nice match for the tart, and sometimes bitter, grapefruit juice.