high dudgeon

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Noun1.high dudgeon - a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon')
indignation, outrage - a feeling of righteous anger
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A violent quarrel arose between him and Lisa, and he left the boat in high dudgeon.
Bell for you and you'll go to Sunday school tomorrow," said Marilla, disap- pearing downstairs in high dudgeon.
The jongleur had put down his harp in high dudgeon.
I was in a meeting the other day when a man across the table went into a high dudgeon about assisted suicide, which he opposed vociferously; he was still bitter and not a little enraged that citizens in our state were by law allowed to pursue such an ending to their lives, after slowly proceeding through various legal checkpoints.
He refused and stalked off through the crowd in a high dudgeon through the bemused fans in the roadway.
Tories have ascended to high dudgeon over news that BBC Radio 4 will feature The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel in its Book At Bedtime slot.
With his own English MPs in high dudgeon about more devolution, the PM might have thought it was smart to try to squeeze Ed Miliband and the Labour Party.
This incited Bob to a fit of high dudgeon (which is common for him) because back in the old days when he drove a 1962 Morgan, he could tune the engine himself.
Nevertheless, this is a valuable book about an important American figure whose persistent high dudgeon may have lessened his capacity to play the conventional political game of his time but ultimately rendered him a formidable personage of American political philosophy.
Last week, just before Obama leapt to high dudgeon with condemnation of Putin for his "breach of international law", the Los Angeles Times published an op-ed piece that provided illuminating context for such presidential righteousness.

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