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  • v. Present participle of imbitter.

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Examples

  • He had little affection for that sister left — for she had used him cruelly, and even now was imbittering the injury — but he still had some tender feeling for the other, who had always been his favorite.

    Mary Anerley

  • Before man attains wealth or honour, those who had most rejoiced to witness it have passed away; while still, fair as is the outward lot, there are internal sorrows, imbittering every pleasant draught, and casting a shadow over all the brightness of human existence.

    Notable Women of Olden Time

  • The most imbittering and offensive thing that _can ever be done_ to those men _is done_ the moment you pronounce the words of freedom and human rights, in conjunction with each other, as if they were the same thing.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 3, March, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • So far from imbittering the feelings of the true friends of the Union in the South, assurance of the continuance of such a protection over them, even for that length of time, would infuse new confidence and new activity into all their movements.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 3, March, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Not one of those words or actions had the smallest effect in imbittering my mind toward you.

    The Cryptogram A Novel

  • On the wisdom of the rulers of the country in salving or imbittering these antagonisms—still more, on the fortune of the people in either modifying or hardening their present conviction that to get dollars is the one end of life—it depends whether the future of the United States is to be of eminent beneficence or unspeakable disaster.

    V. The Thraldom of Names

  • Bayan, after his defense of the palace, became the most powerful personage in the state, and to his arrogance was largely due the aggravation of the Mongol difficulties and the imbittering of Chinese opinion.

    China

  • The tragedy of her parents 'lives could be enacted without imbittering and darkening her young days, she was out of it all, and

    Vendetta: a story of one forgotten

  • But now her judgment, instead of being controlled by duteous devotion, was made active by the imbittering discovery that in her past union there had lurked the hidden alienation of secrecy and suspicion.

    Middlemarch

  • But now her judgment, instead of being controlled. by duteous devotion, was made active by the imbittering discovery that in her past union there had lurked the hidden alienation of secrecy and suspicion.

    Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)

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