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