n. bitterness of feeling; vexation
Sometimes, gall is so shameless it's turned into an art form.
Sentence in Classic:
Many times I considered Satan as the fitter emblem of my condition, for often, like him, when I viewed the bliss of my protectors, the bitter gall of envy rose within me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
And on top of it all, he had the consummate gall to stand here in the road and insult her with his infamous proposals.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
His employment, from his first coming into the academy, was an operation to reduce human excrement to its original food, by separating the several parts, removing the tincture which it receives from the gall, making the odour exhale, and scumming off the saliva.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
Even as an arrow through a cloud, darting from the string when Parthian hath poisoned it with bitter gall, Parthian or Cydonian, and sped the immedicable shaft, leaps through the swift shadow whistling and unknown; so sprung and swept to earth the daughter of Night.
And there you see the distinction between our feelings: had he been in my place, and I in his, though I hated him with a hatred that turned my life to gall, I never would have raised a hand against him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context
Such an enterprise would seem almost as hopeful as for Lavater to have scrutinized the wrinkles on the Rock of Gibraltar, or for Gall to have mounted a ladder and manipulated the Dome of the Pantheon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context