Definition: active enmity
Definition: active enmity
Sentences Containing 'animosity'
'Why, there's Copperfield, mother,' he angrily retorted, pointing his lean finger at me, against whom all his animosity was levelled, as the prime mover in the discovery; and I did not undeceive him; 'there's Copperfield, would have given you a hundred pound to say less than you've blurted out!'
After increasing animosity with the Fiorentina fans, Cerci became the focus of Manchester City under the request of Roberto Mancini, however before the transfer could be completed Cerci decided to remain at Fiorentina for the following season.
Against the will of its people, Santa Rosa was annexed to Antipolo, which led to animosity between the two towns.
At the same time, Smith develops an animosity towards the Matrix itself, feeling that he is as much a prisoner of it as the humans he is tasked with controlling.
Being neighbours, they are necessarily enemies, and the wealth and power of each becomes, upon that account, more formidable to the other; and what would increase the advantage of national friendship, serves only to inflame the violence of national animosity.
But Meurant had mis-read the animosity Bolger had for him that, in the final analysis, condemned Meurant's party to oblivion.
By mid-1175, Saladin had conquered Hama and Homs, inviting the animosity of his former Zengid lords, who had been the official rulers of Syria.
Canes's ability as a controversialist was strengthened by the absence of bitterness or animosity towards his opponents, while his elegant style made his writings effective.
Commerce, which ought naturally to be, among nations as among individuals, a bond of union and friendship, has become the most fertile source of discord and animosity.
Despite his animosity toward Harvey, Louis believes that Harvey is a skilled lawyer and does his best to help Harvey when the good of the firm is at stake.
Despite the animosity that ensues, the government may view the income from the luxury tax as essential and will not restrict or rescind it.
During this period, an animosity between Standifer and Higgins developed, one that has never truly been explained.
For centuries, and most recently since the Second World War, a feeling of animosity exists towards Germans among some Dutch.
He resented Mrs. Cruncher's saying grace with particular animosity.
Hence, too, the extraordinary restraints upon the importation of almost all sorts of goods from those countries with which the balance of trade is supposed to be disadvantageous; that is, from those against whom national animosity happens ta be most violently inflamed.
Her obituary in "The Times" noted her "animosity towards all, or rather, some of those facets which may be conveniently called the 'New Woman'," but added that "it would perhaps be difficult to reduce Mrs. Lynn Linton's views on what was and what was not desirable for her own sex to a logical and connected form."
His animosity towards Cicero continued and he appeared as a witness against Milo and Sestius, two of Cicero's friends.
If those two countries, however, were to consider their real interest, without either mercantile jealousy or national animosity, the commerce of France might be more advantageous to Great Britain than that of any other country, and, for the same reason, that of Great Britain to France.
In July 2011, the band confirmed it would go on hiatus after finishing their US tour that year, and in an interview that same month, Draiman dismissed concerns that the upcoming hiatus was a result of conflict between the band members, saying, "This is really not due to any animosity.
In the early nineteenth century, in a climate of animosity between the churches, the multi-denominational system was strongly opposed: the established church (Protestant Church of Ireland), though the church of the minority, held a special position and a right to government support in promoting Protestantism.
Iran and Syria have had a strategic alliance ever since, partially due to their common animosity towards Saddam Hussein and coordination against the United States and Israel.
It is not impossible, therefore, that some of the regulations of this famous act may have proceeded from national animosity.
Mercantile jealousy is excited, and both inflames, and is itself inflamed, by the violence of national animosity, and the traders of both countries have announced, with all the passionate confidence of interested falsehood, the certain ruin of each, in consequence of that unfavourable balance of trade, which, they pretend, would be the infallible effect of an unrestrained commerce with the other.
National animosity, at that particular time, aimed at the very same object which the most deliberate wisdom would have recommended, the diminution of the naval power of Holland, the only naval power which could endanger the security of England.
National prejudice and animosity, prompted always by the private interest of particular traders, are the principles which generally direct our judgment upon all questions concerning it.
Negotiations between Moscow and the Manchus stalled, help was nowhere in sight, and natives’ animosity towards the Cossacks grew stronger every day.
Nevertheless, due to the inherent animosity arising from being sued, courts generally hold prevailing defendants to a higher level of scrutiny, requiring vexatious or harassing conduct to shift attorney’s fees in their favor.
Not only ignorance and misinformation, but friendship, party animosity, and private resentment, are said frequently to mislead such assessors.
Presley's Estate never gave Dvorin any royalties from his famous phrase, causing him to hold some animosity towards the organization.
Rashid puts aside his animosity and carries on with the task of helping the boy find his parents.
Shadow IT creates a dysfunctional environment leading to animosity between IT and non-IT related groups within an organization.
Sibling rivalry describes the competitive relationship or animosity between siblings, blood-related or not.
Sibling rivalry is a type of competition or animosity among brothers and sisters.
So bitter was the animosity between these two men that Hopkins commenced an action for slander against Ward, putting damages at 40,000 pounds.
Suspicious of "Callisto," Helen's animosity towards Anaxandra places her in greater danger than ever.
The center published some books with anti-Zionism themes such as "The Zionist Movement and its Animosity to Jews" and "Al Buraq Wall, Not Wailing Wall."
The Encyclopædia Britannica characterises the novel as “a gruesome look at the alcoholism, violence, and animosity among Soviet people″[http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/760323/Viktor-Petrovich-Astafyev].
The faculty members of the school attempted to force Christianity on the young lad, but because of his animosity toward them, this had the opposite effect and he began to despise Christianity.
The filmmaker was also fascinated by the "absolutely surrealistic nature" of the job of a Secret Service agent outside of Washington, D.C. When the film deal was announced, Petievich was investigated by a rival for a pending office promotion, and felt that "a lot of resentment against me for making the movie" and "some animosity against me in the Secret Service" existed, exacerbated by the agent in the Los Angeles field office who suddenly resigned a few weeks after initiating the investigation.
The murder of Aleid van Poelgeest may also have played a role in their animosity.
The principles which I have been examining, in the foregoing chapter, took their origin from private interest and the spirit of monopoly; those which I am going te examine in this, from national prejudice and animosity.
The strong animosity in England between the school of Anna Freud and that of Melanie Klein was transplanted to the US, where the Anna Freud group dominated totally until the 1970s.
The two sides eventually came to an agreement in 1997 with a "Tomlin Order" but there is still division, rivalry and often animosity between the two organisations.
Then, in darting at the monster, knife in hand, he had but given loose to a sudden, passionate, corporal animosity; and when he received the stroke that tore him, he probably but felt the agonizing bodily laceration, but nothing more.
There was also rumored to be animosity between Powell and Dick Cheney regarding Ridge.
These events led to bitter animosity between the two sides which would have serious repercussions for the WHLR (1964) Ltd in later years.
They found "no specific credible evidence" to support the complaint, reporting the allegation "would have carried more weight had it been made at the time rather than in public during the final stages of the decision making process when relations between NIMR and MRC management had fallen into mutual animosity."
Ultimately, animosity made it impossible for the group to continue working together in the years following.
When a nation is already overburdened with taxes, nothing but the necessities of a new war, nothing but either the animosity of national vengeance, or the anxiety for national security, can induce the people to submit, with tolerable patience, to a new tax.
When the parish happened to be situated in a great city, it divided all the inhabitants into two parties; and when that city happened, either to constitute itself a little republic, or to be the head and capital of a little republic, as in the case with many of the considerable cities in Switzerland and Holland, every paltry dispute of this kind, over and above exasperating the animosity of all their other factions, threatened to leave behind it, both a new schism in the church, and a new faction in the state.
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