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- n. Chiefly British Variant of rancor.
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- n. Alternative spelling of rancor.
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- n. a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
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"The time for partisan rancour is over," Obama transition team co-chair John Podesta says.
Church of England in 1992, produced "rancour" rather than "warmer ecumenical relations".
But it doesn't have to be like that, and I'm confident that a less macho, more intuitive generation of Labour politicians will be able to stand against each other without the kind of rancour we saw in the past.
There's been much talk today about the lack of "rancour" as Liberal Democrats agonise amongst themselves over how to vote in Thursday's Commons decision on tuition fees.
Lack of Lib Dem rancour calls to mind a previous 'rancour'
Leader Nick Clegg said the party would move forward without "rancour" while Vince Cable said the coalition would be "stronger for the experience".
Obama, criticised at home for not meeting the Dalai Lama during the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader's recent visit to Washington, has vowed to raise human rights issues with Beijing, but said he would do it without "rancour".
Would the anxieties which weigh upon her like mountains interpose between the Queen and the jealous rancour which is too petty for her great soul? "
But from the civilised drawing rooms of homes on the grand Haussmann boulevards of Paris to the butcher at the local market and the man at the newspaper kiosk, the reaction was much the same: joking, teasing, the occasional "oh, you British…", but none of the rancour that has characterised this latest diplomatic spat.
All of this was carried out without undue rancour.