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  • n. a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon')


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  • When Arthur Lee and Ralph Izard learned they had been kept in the dark, they worked themselves into high dudgeon over the insult they had sustained, and each turned on Franklin.

    Robert Morris

  • Lady Finch said, now in complete high dudgeon over the matter.

    Hero Come Back

  • The worthy colonel, without running his eye over the novel document, signed it, and promised to deliver to his chief, Colonel Pearson, who was in high dudgeon when he saw that Scoville had approved the requisition.

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,


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