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  • noun Plural form of acrimony.


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  • But you'd think someone in the network would remind Mr. Olbermann that the woman he's been bashing for weeks and announced he would take out after tonight is breaking yet another barrier, as is her opponent, with the acrimonies of this battle actually having roots in American history:

    Taylor Marsh: Keith Olbermann is No Edward R. Murrow 2008

  • We talked about everything from Ronald Reagan's powerful legacy to the acrimonies back and forth between he and John McCain.

    CNN Transcript Jan 31, 2008 2008

  • In the cacophony of dueling acrimonies rising from the Woody-Mia imbroglio, the one crucially silent voice thus far has been that of the young woman at the heart of the storm, Soon-Yi Farrow Previn, Mia's Korean-born adopted daughter who has become the new love in Woody Allen's life.

    Soon-Yi Speaks: 'Let's Not Get Hysterical' 2008

  • But such defluxions as are determined to the eyes being possessed of strong and varied acrimonies, ulcerate the eyelids, and in some cases corrode the and parts below the eyes upon which they flow, and even occasion rupture and erosion of the tunic which surrounds the eyeball.

    On Ancient Medicine 2007

  • Thomas Shabalala and Bheki Cele embraced, putting past acrimonies behind them in order to facilitate peace.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1994

  • Where the Press is free, and discussion unrestrained, the mind, by the collision of intercourse, gets rid of its own asperities; a sort of insensible perspiration takes place in the body politic by which those acrimonies which would otherwise fester and inflame are quietly dissolved and dissipated.

    I. In Behalf of Rowan and Free Speech 1906

  • Moreover, since, under these conditions, the annexation of territory by a European state would not have threatened the creation of a monopoly, but would have meant the assumption of a duty on behalf of civilisation, the acrimonies and jealousies which have attended the process of partition would have been largely conjured away.

    The Expansion of Europe Ramsay Muir 1906

  • The schism, with its acrimonies and heartburnings, was doubtless in some sense necessary.

    A History of American Christianity 1830-1907 1897

  • The schism, with its acrimonies and heartburnings, was doubtless in some sense necessary.

    A History of American Christianity Leonard Woolsey Bacon 1868

  • Jotting down the little acrimonies of the moment in my journal, and transferring them thence (when they happened to be tolerably well expressed) to these pages, it is very possible that I may have said things which a profound observer of national character would hesitate to sanction, though never any, I verily believe, that had not more or less of truth.

    Our Old Home A Series of English Sketches A Series of English Sketches Nathaniel Hawthorne 1834


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