embitter


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I had remained with them at the cottage--I had tried hard not to embitter the happiness of my return to THEM as it was embittered to ME.
We do not shun our dying friends; the not having distinctly taken leave of one among them, whom we left in all kindness and affection, will often embitter the whole remainder of a life.
These attitudes ruin marriages, wither our children, alienate our friends and embitter every life - including our own.
That this brother is a creature blessed with unflagging health, kindness and financial success, only serves to embitter the central character.