bitter animosity

See: malice
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He had notoriously threatened the lost young man, and had, according to the showing of his own faithful friend and tutor who strove so hard for him, a cause of bitter animosity (created by himself, and stated by himself), against that ill-starred fellow.
That Mr Chester, between whom and Mr Haredale, it was notorious to all the neighbourhood, a deep and bitter animosity existed, should come down there for the sole purpose, as it seemed, of seeing him, and should choose the Maypole for their place of meeting, and should send to him express, were stumbling blocks John could not overcome.
It is, however, disconcerting that government's relations with the opposition have since lapsed into bitter animosity. The government has a greater responsibility for normalising the political climate.
While much of that first meeting was about breaking the ice after decades of bitter animosity between their two countries, this time there will be pressure to move beyond a vaguely worded commitment by Kim to work toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
While the first meeting was all about breaking the ice after decades of war and bitter animosity between their countries, this time there will be pressure on both to move beyond the vaguely worded commitment they made in Singapore to work toward the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
The rival Koreas took steps toward reducing their bitter animosity during rare talks as North Korea agreed to attend the PyeongChang Games, hold talks on reducing tension along their border and to reopen a military hotline.
NORTH and South Korea have moved to reduce their bitter animosity during rare talks, as the North agreed to send a team to next month's Winter Olympics in the South, hold talks on reducing tension along the border and reopen a military hotline.
NORTH and South Korea have taken steps towards reducing their bitter animosity during rare talks, as the North agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in the South and reopen a military hotline.
Matters are further complicated by the fact that the US government has been largely dysfunctional for the last six years because of the intransigence of the Republican Party and its bitter animosity toward Obama.
That's about to become clear as the Obama administration and the communist government of Raul Castro move to normalize more than a half-century of bitter animosity between the United States and Cuba.
The bitter animosity between India and Pakistan has failed to subside despite several peace initiatives and confidence building measures.
After three presidential debates, we now know there's a deep rift amongst top-ranking officials, even those close to the Supreme Leader, on major policy issues, a rift that hints at a bitter animosity. The clearest glimpse behind the curtain came during the third debate, when Ali Akbar Velayati, Khamenei's top foreign policy adviser, harshly criticized Saeed Jalili, Iran's top nuclear negotiator, indicating that many, even those close to Khamenei, who believe Iran's nuclear program and the way it's been handled over the past years is a failure.