Defections: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 166 pages
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Familiar Quotations ExacerbatingBy speaking, by thinking, we undertake to clarify things, and that forces us to exacerbate them, dislocate them, schematize them. Every concept is in itself an exaggeration.ndash;Jose Ortega Y GassetExacerbating ndash; EmbitterTennis can be a grind and there's always the danger of going stale if you think about it too much. You can get embittered if you train too hard and have nothing else on your mind. You have to be able to relax between matches and between tournaments.ndash;Maureen ConnollyHe is well along the road to perfect manhood who does not allow the thousand little worries of like to embitter his temper, or disturb his equanimity.ndash;John Cunningham GeikieTo put political power in the hands of men embittered and degraded by poverty is to tie firebrands to foxes and turn them loose amid the standing corn.ndash;Henry GeorgePainless poverty is better than embittered wealth.ndash;Greek ProverbExacerbating ndash; ExasperateAdversity exasperates fools, dejects cowards, draws out the faculties of the wise and industrious, puts the modest to the necessity of trying their skill, awes the opulent, and makes the idle industrious.ndash;AnonymousIn the relations of a weak Government and a rebellious people there comes a time when every act of the authorities exasperates the masses, and every refusal to act excites their contempt.ndash;John Reed Use in Literature ExacerbatingThere had been a short intermission after midnight, which lasted until morning, when it had returned again greatly exacerbated.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Lizzy Glenn.Brigitte, who quaked for her glasses, and whose nerves were exacerbated by the monstrous consumption of cakes and wine, now gave the signal to return to the salon.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Lesser Bourgeoisie.Another eats a crust of dry bread, which exacerbates the torments, and afterwards brings relief.ndash;Richard Burton in Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, vol 2.While this attack had helped to undermine slavery, it had also exacerbated tension between black and white labor.ndash;Norman Coombs in Black Experience.

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