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Definition: Ill will; malice

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The mill on the Floss - By George Eliot, Charles Henshaw Ward
...`` You know best, what satisfaction you would have, beyond that of gratifying a ridiculous rancor worthy only of wandering savages . "...
O Pioneers! - By Willa Cather
...It might be the last time that he would see her alone, and today he could leave her without rancor, without bitterness ....
Riders of the Purple Sage - By Zane Grey
...Remembering Jane 's accusation of bitterness, he tried hard to put aside his rancor in judging Tull ....
Villette - By Charlotte Bront
...And yet there was no bad feeling, no malice, no rancor, no littleness in his countenance, beautiful with a man 's best beauty, even in its depression ....
Men of Iron - By Howard Pyle
...So thou, upon thy part, shouldst not feel bitter rancor against the King for what hath happed to thy house, nor even against William Brookhurst--I mean the Earl of Alban--for, I tell thee, the worst of our enemies and the worst of men believe themselves always to have right and justice upon their side, even when they most wish evil to others . "...
The American - By Henry James
...The ambassador, at all events, had passed a bad night, and his faultlessly careful toilet only threw into relief the frigid rancor in his eyes and the mottled tones of his refined complexion ....
Twenty Years After - By Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet
...Come, let up, put aside all rancor and talk pleasantly . "...
Romola - By George Eliot
...The arrest of Lamberto dell ' Antella with a tell-tale letter on his person, and a bitter rancor against the Medici in his heart, was an incalcuable event ....
The Return of Tarzan - By Edgar Rice Burroughs
...De Coude was so relieved to have had this double assurance of his wife 's loyalty that he felt no rancor at all toward Tarzan ....
Heroines of Fiction - By William Dean Howells
...At any rate, George Eliot has her preferences most distinctly, and she pursues some of her women with a rancor as perceptible as her fondness for others ....
The Grandissimes - By George Washington Cable, Albert Herter
...The word had reached there that love had conquered--that, despite all hard words, and rancor, and positive injury, the Grandissime hand--the fairest of Grandissime hands--was about to be laid into that of one who without much stretch might be called a De Grapion; that there was, moreover, positive effort being made to induce a restitution of old gaming-table spoils ....
On Newfound River - By Thomas Nelson Page
...The Major still gazed at the old place across the low grounds, and still cherished a negative kind of animosity against his neighbor, declaiming with much rancor of expression against the iniquity of his remaining secluded and allowing his cows to run on other people ....
The Writing and Selling of Fiction - By Paul Revere Reynolds
...Among his companions were some Malays, whose opiniqns respecting the English he contrived to learn : they showed a determined rancor and hostility towards their present masters, and greatly censured their manners; M of which, however, the worst they knew was that they indulged too freely in wine, and that the sexes mixed together in social intercourse : none, however, impeached the justice of the government, which they contrasted with the oppression of their native princes; and although they bestowed on the British the same opprobrious epithets with which the fanatic Moslemsevery whererevileEuropeans, tbey never failed to add--' hU their government is good . '...
The Marriage of William Ashe - By Humphry Ward, Mary Augusta Ward
...And now Ashe 's letter of the morning had kindled afresh his sense of rancor against a pair of people, too prosperous and too arrogant ....
My Literary Passions, Criticism and Fiction - By William Dean Howells
...I hid my rancor as well as I could, and took what revenge lay in my power by insinuating that he might have a very different view if he read Heine in the original ....
A Modern Instance - By William Dean Howells
...The idea that souls were to be saved by church sociables filled him with inappeasable rancor; and he...
The Doomswoman - By Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
...And my father likes him, and has outlived rancor ....
The Gentleman from Indiana - By Booth Tarkington
...to me, ' " observed another, with some rancor . "...
Amelia - By Henry Fielding, Gustavus Howard Maynadier
...Before the end of this visit Mr. Bennet reconciled himself very well to my aunt, which, indeed, was no difficult task for him to accomplish; but from that hour she conceived a hatred and rancor toward me which I could never appease . "...
The Secret of the Night - By Gaston Leroux
...Adieu, then; without any rancor ....