antagonism


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The modern bourgeois society that has sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with clash antagonisms.
He saw the Arab's eyes narrow, and he guessed that the other had sensed his antagonism to the plan.
I should prefer that they mated voluntarily," replied the professor, the strange gleam leaping to his eyes at the suggestion of possible antagonism to his cherished plan, "but if not, then they shall be compelled by the force of my authority--they both belong to me, body and soul.
He was conscious of the antagonism which had sprung up like a wall between them.
He moved through the hours as a man in a maze, unrecognizable to himself, half unconscious, half heedless of the fact that the garments of his carefully cultivated antagonism to the world and to his fellows had slipped very easily from his unresisting shoulders.
It had become quite elusive and intangible, now that he had tacitly severed diplomatic relations; but Sheldon sensed what he deemed a growing antagonism and promptly magnified it through the jealous lenses of his own lover's eyes.
He caught her spirit of antagonism and strove to divine the message that her hands pronounced upon the keys.
He saw only the antagonism between the concrete, flesh-and-blood Genevieve and the great, abstract, living Game.
Trix was ashamed of herself; but she felt the same antagonism toward Polly, that Polly did toward her; and, being less generous, took satisfaction in plaguing her.
He laid too great stress on what he called the class struggle, the antagonism between labor and capital, the conflict of interest.
There is a progression by antagonism of two opposite aspects of philosophy.
Barbicane and his colleagues devoured with their eyes the intruder who had so boldly placed himself in antagonism to their enterprise.