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1In an angry, hurt, or resentful way.‘passengers complained bitterly about grand promises made by the company’‘the two governments quarrelled bitterly over the terms of the loan’
- ‘I have heard not one street-organ since, and I regret this bitterly.’
- ‘I tottered about the streets, grinning bitterly at perfectly respectable people.’
- ‘The first chief executive feuded bitterly with his "general council," a body with whom he shared executive power.’
- ‘In the role of the empress, she portrays the transformation from loving-hearted girl to bitterly disillusioned woman.’
- ‘Under their influence, he consents to the emasculation of his revolutionary poems before publication, a weakness he bitterly regrets.’
- ‘Instead of rejoicing, David bitterly weeps for his son.’
- ‘At the Union Square market, farmers complain bitterly of shrinking sales.’
- ‘How bitterly I hate any craftsman's cunning now!’
- ‘Though bitterly resenting her husband's faithlessness, she remains firm in her virtue.’
- ‘He comments bitterly on his failures to the Angel of Death herself.’
2as submodifier To an extreme, forceful, or particularly harsh degree.‘he was bitterly opposed by the majority shareholder’‘its humour is cutting and bitterly sarcastic’
- ‘It's the result of a messy political process, reflecting a bitterly divided Congress and hastily crafted compromises.’
- ‘Although bitterly funny at times, the picture also creates a somber mood that is very affecting.’
- ‘The industry, moreover, has now convinced almost all governments and world bodies to back the bitterly disputed technology.’
- ‘It compresses its bitterly touching love story into a 25-minute time frame.’
- ‘His bitterly honeyed voice and compelling presence have threatened to make him a star for some time.’
- ‘Suddenly, a bitterly satirical movie about teenaged criminals was a liability to a film studio.’
- ‘This attempted acquisition is now ranked as one of the most bitterly fought takeover battles of recent years.’
- ‘His rendition eliminates entirely the bitterly ironic and surreal imagery of a rotting, burning body hanging from a tree.’
- ‘This is a stereotype that is taken to often hilarious extremes in this bitterly black comedy.’
- ‘If you want to force your ideas of story onto this experience, you will be bitterly disappointed.’
3(relating to wind or weather) to an intensely cold degree.‘a bitterly cold day’
- ‘He officially switched on the lights, and on a bitterly frosty night, the ballpark was looking splendid.’
- ‘The sacrifice is that all of the blood-sucking creatures that get killed during the bitterly icy winters in other parts of the country flourish in ours.’
- ‘It's good to only be cold rather than bitterly frozen.’
- ‘Back in New York, it's bitterly freezing.’
- ‘I began to reflect on the bitterly frigid winter days of my youth, when I would sit outside in the backyard of the old house.’
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