Phrases with "antagonistic"

Temperamentally, however, they were so antagonistic that frequent quarrels were inevitable. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

H. G. Wells The Open Conspiracy is not necessarily antagonistic to any existing government. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

And mingled with these dreams of power and patriotic service there was another series of a different quality and a different colour, like the antagonistic colour of a shot silk. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

D. H. Lawrence The air of hostility and disintegration, of wills working in antagonistic subordination, was hideous. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Her whole nature — her moral being — is antagonistic to mine. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

George Meredith His heart was not so antagonistic as his nature, and by degrees, owing to a proper mixture of discipline and cajolery, he imbibed. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

George Gissing Jasper in the meantime amused the ladies (his sisters had heard him on the subject already) with a description of the two antagonistic notices. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope She knew that it behoved her to be repellent and antagonistic to the first vows of a first lover. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton The conception that lies at the back of the phrase is indeed profoundly antagonistic to much of the modern point of view. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Virginia Woolf Thus a novel starts in us all sorts of antagonistic and opposed emotions. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Anthony Trollope Cato had endeavored to live up to the austerest rules of the Stoics — a mode of living altogether antagonistic to Cicero’s views. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Thomas Hardy There was an antagonistic force in exercise, so that when he had tried to hang near her he seemed standing in a refluent current. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope There was a little pride about him which was antagonistic to the best interests of such a trade as his. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The two questions are in fact absolutely antagonistic to each other. North America by Anthony Trollope

She did not want an antagonistic brother to interfere with her plans. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Arthur Machen It was observed that this Mrs. Carpenter was violently antagonistic to the accused man. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

D. H. Lawrence What had become of him? And she hated the military discipline — she was antagonistic to it. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy Between it and ourselves is the Race — a place where antagonistic currents meet and form whirlpools — a spot which is rough in the smoothest weather, and terrific in a wind. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Edward Bellamy Their system of unorganized and antagonistic industries was as absurd economically as it was morally abominable. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Theodore Dreiser It is a question as to what would have happened if antagonistic forces could have been introduced just at this time. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Wherever he turned Ibsen saw increased vitality, but in shapes that were either useless or antagonistic to himself, and all that was harsh and saturnine in his nature awakened. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Thomas Hardy During the day Farfrae learnt from the men that Henchard had kept Abel’s old mother in coals and snuff all the previous winter, which made him less antagonistic to the corn-factor. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

G. K. Chesterton She felt faintly antagonistic to some associations, she hardly knew what. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

E. F. Benson Their eyes met, and again she felt antagonistic to him. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

H. G. Wells But if she did truly love him, would it seem so queer and important and antagonistic as it did that his hair was rather thin upon the crown of his head? She wished she hadn’t looked down on him. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

H. G. Wells He had long perceived these were distinct and different things, but now it appeared more and more inevitable that they should be antagonistic and mutually disregardful things. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

D. H. Lawrence Her nature had gone hard and smiling in its own arrogance, in its own antagonistic indifference to the rest of them. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

E. F. Benson But that, again, ended, not in slumber, but in something very antagonistic to it. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Anthony Trollope Was it not natural that she should wish to do so? Within each hour, almost within each minute, he regarded the matter in lights that were perfectly antagonistic to each other. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope We all know those arguments and quotations, antagonistic to prudence, with which a man fortifies himself in rashness. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope It has been said that Mr. Arabin was a man of pleasantry, and it may be thought that such a state of mind as that described would be antagonistic to humour. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope There is no greater mistake than to suppose that dandyism is antagonistic to pluck. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

George Meredith I think I am antagonistic to it. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Anthony Trollope His mind in the matter was altogether antagonistic to that of his son-in-law. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope Every taste possessed by them was antagonistic to her. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. G. Wells It was not that these sixteenth and seventeenth-century Radicals were for government by the general mass; it was that they were antagonistic to established classes and rulers. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

He was beset by people who understood not the quality of his genius and were antagonistic to the deeper fineness of his nature. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

The thing done was in active and antagonistic return. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

This vice is capable of both serious and comic treatment, and commended itself in each aspect to Dickens as being essentially antagonistic to his moral and artistic ideals of human life. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

But prose fiction is so much more materialistic that at first thought supernaturalism seems antagonistic to it. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Anthony Trollope This was described as a terrible crime on the part of Lizzie, though the antagonistic crime of a remaining desire to marry Lord Fawn was still imputed to her. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

By this time W. had taken up a position definitely antagonistic to the Papal system. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Anna Katherine Green It was an unusually shrill one and had always been a cause of irritation to me, but at this moment it was more; it roused every antagonistic impulse within me. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

He was not speaking to me, he was only speaking before me, in a dispute with an invisible personality, an antagonistic and inseparable partner of his existence — another possessor of his soul. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Every thing English is a fusion of distant and antagonistic elements. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Thomas Hardy Three antagonistic growths had to be kept alive: his mother’s trust in him, his plan for becoming a teacher, and Eustacia’s happiness. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

George Meredith Bacon frizzling, fat rashers of real homefed on the fire-none of your foreign-suggested a genial refreshment and resistance to antagonistic elements. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Mr. Darrell worked very hard; but in that spasmodic fashion which is antagonistic to anything like progress. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

John Morley The Revolution rested on a philosophy, and Burke confronted it with an antagonistic philosophy. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Anthony Trollope There was always a gleam of antagonistic triumph in his eye, which showed that he had not forgotten the day when he was called in question for his zeal. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope So she kissed Mary, and then walked demurely away, conscious that any great display of feeling would be antagonistic to her principles. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope In the life and habits of parsons and ladies there is much that is antagonistic to hunting, and they who suppress this antagonism do so because they are Nimrods at heart. Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope

Angas Forbes seemed more antagonistic than ever, but in Benson I knew he would more than meet his match. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Anthony Trollope The prudence of the measure was quite as antagonistic to his feelings as the iniquity. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Francis Bacon Thus all flame is in the form of a pyramid, being broader at the base where the fuel is, but sharp at the vertex, where the air is antagonistic and fuel is wanting. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

D. H. Lawrence He became aware that he was deadly antagonistic to the landlady, that he disliked his whole circumstances. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Sigmund Freud Hostile and painful impulses (in the dream itself we have the phrase overcome by strange emotions) overlap one another at the point where I destroy my antagonistic friend with a couple of words. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Gertrude Stein But as she often says one is always naturally antagonistic to one’s parents and sympathetic to one’s grandparents. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Leon Trotsky I was entering the atmosphere of a world centre with an obstinate and antagonistic attitude. My Life by Leon Trotsky

H. G. Wells An uneasy truce would be maintained between these theoretically antagonistic systems. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Thomas Hardy She almost feared to let the two articles lie in juxtaposition: so antagonistic were the interests they represented that a miraculous repulsion of one by the other was almost to be expected. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

So it would be far better, Larose argued, to tell him straight away and make an ally of him, rather than leave him antagonistic and suspicious. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Olaf Stapledon As I shall tell in due course, he had come to feel a sharp conflict of loyalties in his own heart over the two antagonistic personalities of his son. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon