Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BITTERS

This I promise you: you shall taste all of life's sweets and escape all bitters.

His phrase was, 'Your bitters, sir, leave no bad flavor behind them.'

Chalybeates, bitters, and opium, after sufficient evacuation.

Its ingredients were one drop of Bitters and the remainder, poor liquor.

Some said her bitters tasted sweet,And some pronounced her pills delightful.

You drink the bitters and they go to your nose and make it red.

“Take your bitters, Mr. Purley,” said the host, offering the glass.

A wine glass of these bitters to a tumbler of water is about the right proportion.

Fenellan proposed a glass of sherry and bitters at his Club over the way.

She said composedly: "Well, get the bitters and then bring in the dog."

WORD ORIGIN

1713, from bitter. So called for its taste.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.