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It is wrong to waste the precious gift of time, on acrimony and division.

Their precise age and antiquity have been disputed with some acrimony.

Harkaman asked him, when they were alone after the second day of acrimony.

"Never mind, Gustavus, never mind," replied Mr. Ferdinand with some acrimony.

Secondly, to prevent its access to the air, which so much increases its acrimony.

"I prefer it to all other company," I assured him, and told the lie with the acrimony of truth.

The acrimony of the old feud was as a trait bred in the bone.

Corneille, like our Dryden, felt the acrimony of literary irritation.

The heat and acrimony of verbal critics have exceeded description.

It was a channel to his acrimony moderated through his philosophy.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "quality of being acrid," from Middle French acrimonie or directly from Latin acrimonia "sharpness, pungency of taste," figuratively "acrimony, severity, energy," from acer "sharp" (fem. acris, neuter acre; see acrid) + -monia suffix of action, state, condition. Figurative extension to "sharpness of temper" is first recorded 1610s.

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