Thesaurus / animus

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“EEOC received corroborating testimony from dozens of witnesses nationwide supporting a discriminatory animus based on age,” the agency said.
There was no animus in the voice, only surprise and disappointment.
THE MAJORRALPH CONNOR
Probably it would not have saved him; but the animus of his Holiness was not shown to his advantage on the occasion.
Austen did not smile; he could well understand his father's animus in this matter.
Gibbon, because of his anti-Christian animus, is hostile to Constantine; but he admits that he was temperate and chaste.
And the animus in Lady Level's answer was so intense that the husband and wife exchanged stolen glances.
Easter was too far away, and the animus of the school was for quiet study.
MISS ASHTON'S NEW PUPILMRS. S. S. ROBBINS
Palam beatus, ni unum desit, animus qui modeste isthc ferat.
I have no animus against any man, nor do I presume to censure my fellow creatures.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
These associations gave me rare facilities for studying the aims and animus of the leading Revolutionists.
THE SECRET SERVICE.ALBERT D. RICHARDSON

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