antagonism

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Hitherto, every form of society has been based, as we have already seen, on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes.
I am equally balked by antagonism and by compliance.
Their attitude was more of fearful suspicion than antagonism.
She had an active force of antagonism within her, when the antagonism turned on the defence either of plans or persons that she believed in; and the wrongs which she felt that Will had received from her husband, and the external conditions which to others were grounds for slighting him, only gave the more tenacity to her affection and admiring judgment.
I think Raja sensed their antagonism, for he kept tug-ging at his leash and growling ominously.
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.