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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of imbitter.


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  • He became the object of those affectionate feelings, which, finding formerly no object on which to expand themselves, had increased the gloom of the castle, and imbittered the solitude of its mistress.

    The Abbot 2008

  • And to this view of the case were to be added all those imbittered and anxious feelings with which the bravest men, even in a better or less doubtful quarrel, regard the issue of a dubious conflict, the first time when it has been their fate to engage in an affair of that nature.

    The Monastery 2008

  • The pride of ancestry, which rankled in the bosom of the ancient gentry, was more openly expressed by their ladies, and was, moreover, imbittered not a little by the political feuds of the time, for most of the Southern chiefs were friends to the authority of the Queen, and very jealous of the power of Murray.

    The Abbot 2008

  • Two circumstances only had imbittered their union, which was otherwise as happy as mutual affection could render it.

    The Abbot 2008

  • In a word, this parson did his duty well, and pleasantly for all his flock; and nothing imbittered him, unless a man pretended to doctrine without holy orders.

    Mary Anerley Richard Doddridge 2004

  • Christian virtues; yet his affection at his death was imbittered by the fear that he died with some doubt upon his mind of the warmth of his affection.

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith 2004

  • Knowing how resolute and stern he was, and doubtless then imbittered by the wreck of love and life, I thought it more probable that he had kept silence even toward so near a relative, especially as he had seen very little of his cousin Herbert till he had found him thus.

    Erema Richard Doddridge 2004

  • But my joy on reaching the east coast was sadly imbittered by the news that Commander MacLune, of H.M. brigantine

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa 2004

  • He grew imbittered against the world, which had in no way ill-treated him; whereas its very first principle is to scorn all such as I am.

    Erema Richard Doddridge 2004

  • But Mrs. Strouss, who often brooded on predestination, imbittered all my thoughts by saying, or rather conveying without words, that my poor fathers taint of some Divine ill-will had re-appeared, and even killed his banker.

    Erema Richard Doddridge 2004


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