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  • n. Plural form of heartburning.


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  • You cannot shield yourselves too much against the jealousies and heartburnings which spring from these misrepresentations; they tend to render alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The “Racist” Charge

  • First, it falls out fortunately as I think for the allaying of contradictions and heartburnings, that the honor and reverence due to the ancients remains untouched and undiminished, while I may carry out my designs and at the same time reap the fruit of my modesty.

    The New Organon

  • Oh! the envyings and heartburnings of dozens and dozens; the wonder, the incredulity that will be felt at hearing what you have done!

    Mansfield Park

  • The rude ungentle treatment which they experience creates such heartburnings as are no wise consonant with that cheerful ardour and spirit which ought ever to be the characteristic of an officer.

    John Paul Jones

  • They had witnessed the heartburnings of rival chiefs, and the dissensions among the patriots; and perceiving the state of barbarism to which continual oppression, and habits of lawless turbulence, had reduced the nation, did not recollect that the vices of the people were owing to their unhappy circumstances, but that the virtues which they displayed arose from their own nature.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • To secure a continuance of that devotion the compromises of the Constitution must not only be preserved, but sectional jealousies and heartburnings must be discountenanced, and all should remember that they are members of the same political family, having a common destiny.

    James Knox Polk: Inaugural Address

  • If the compromises of the Constitution be preserved, if sectional jealousies and heartburnings be discountenanced, if our laws be just and the Government be practically administered strictly within the limits of power prescribed to it, we may discard all apprehensions for the safety of the Union. 14

    James Knox Polk: Inaugural Address

  • For years they had clung to the one field which faced their windows, and it was only after much argument and many heartburnings, that they had at last consented that it should share the fate of the others.

    Beyond the City

  • The heartburnings of the present may be somewhat lessened by reflecting on some of these mutual offices of kindness in the past.

    Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • There are serious ferments and heartburnings amongst the great ones of this land: and those that sit on the benches called "The Treasury" are become sore afraid, for he whom men call Lord John Russell hath had notice to quit.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, August 7, 1841


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