Quiet people avoid the question of the Presidency, for there will be a new election in three years and a half, and party feeling runs very high: the great constitutional feature of this institution being, that directly the acrimony
of the last election is over, the acrimony
of the next one begins; which is an unspeakable comfort to all strong politicians and true lovers of their country: that is to say, to ninety-nine men and boys out of every ninety-nine and a quarter.
Bounderby to his face, as is rarely taken on man, and to call his portrait a Noodle to its face, with the greatest acrimony
Finally, tired of disputing, and remorseful for their acrimony
, they dined amicably together.
It was gratitude; gratitude, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough to forgive all the petulance and acrimony
of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection.
"Tibby had better first wonder what he'll do," retorted Helen; and that topic was resumed, but with acrimony
. Then tea came, and after tea Helen went on preparing her speech, and Margaret prepared one, too, for they were going out to a discussion society on the morrow.
'Tis no more than exercisin' the acrimony
of a gentleman when ye ask the dissent of ladies blockin' the way for steppin' between them.
"Ask your aunt or Bill; they'll tell you." The acrimony
in his tone did not escape her.
"We sit around and gaily pound, And bear no acrimony
Because our ob--ject is a gob Of sizzling abalone."
But, in after days, when the frenzy of that hideous epoch had subsided, it was remembered how loudly Colonel Pyncheon had joined in the general cry, to purge the land from witchcraft; nor did it fail to be whispered, that there was an invidious acrimony
in the zeal with which he had sought the condemnation of Matthew Maule.
Too often she betrayed this, by the undue vent she gave to a spiteful antipathy she had conceived against little Adele: pushing her away with some contumelious epithet if she happened to approach her; sometimes ordering her from the room, and always treating her with coldness and acrimony
. Other eyes besides mine watched these manifestations of character--watched them closely, keenly, shrewdly.
But he put the question without acrimony
, for he felt that Madame de Cintre's brother was a good fellow, and he had a presentiment that on this basis of good fellowship they were destined to understand each other.
Blunt's half-hidden acrimony
develop itself or prey on itself in further talk about the man Allegre and the girl Rita.