• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Rancorously In a rancorous manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rancorously In a rancorous manner; with spiteful malice or vindictiveness.
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  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    “Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority.”


In literature:

Amazed and indignant, he pursued the matter with a persistency and a rancor he seldom showed.
"When Patty Went to College" by Jean Webster
Her husband had alluded to Stuart with neither rancor nor resentment but in kindliness and fair judgment.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
He had won many moral victories without fighting battles; his victories left no rancor.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886" by Various
I detest rancor in families.
"Aunt Rachel" by David Christie Murray
However much we disagree, we feel no rancor.
"In Direst Peril" by David Christie Murray
Emancipation, too, doubtless added rancor and verve for a time to southern belligerency.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Thus the country is constantly in a whirl, and as soon as the rancor of one national election is over begins the scheming for another.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
In those midnight eyes there was a gleam of unspeakable hatred, savage malevolence, and deadly rancor.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
This conviction, however, did not lessen the rancor and bitterness of her feelings.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Nevertheless, her rancor was real.
"The Servant Problem" by Robert F. Young

In poetry:

Torrents of stone labors of foam
Where eyes float without rancor
Just eyes without hope
That know you
And that you should have put out
Rather than ignore
"Head Against The Walls" by Paul Eluard
Virtue is with the tranquil and the braves;
The fire interior burneth well and high;
Triumphant over rancor and the grave,
Toward Bethlehem-the caravan goes by!
"Portico" by Ruben Dario
Why vehemently
Astride the threshold do I wait, marking
The ice softly pendent on his broken temple?
Upon the silence I cast the mesh of rancor
By which the gentler convergences of the flesh
Scatter untokened, mercilessly estopped.
"A Pauper" by Allen Tate

In news:

Recalling Pearl Harbor, Bush Urges an End to Rancor.
After months of rancor among its leaders and residents, a Chicago suburb has rejected a plan by the country's largest private prison operator to build and run an immigrant detention center.
A daunting task, overcoming partisan rancor.
Wharton takes Memphis mayor's oath, vows to end 'rancor and divisiveness '.
WASHINGTON — It could be the only day before Nov 6 without explicit partisan rancor.
It could be the only day before the Nov 6 election without explicit partisan rancor.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It could be the only day before Nov 6 without explicit partisan rancor.
Unfortunately the Rancor ate them both before she could answer.
Private life caught up with Woody Allen several years ago and now, with rancorous brilliance, he returns the favor.
Obama, Romney pause from campaign rancor for lighthearted charity dinner.
How did he and Medill come to such a bitter and rancorous end—in which no party escaped untarnished.
He ignited a national firestorm after the Arizona shooting with comments about political rancor.
Broadcaster Rush Limbaugh cultivates outrage, which invites periodic condemnation, which drives more resentful and angry listeners to his rancorous radio show.
Congress's approval rating is barely at 10 percent, and the venerable institution is filled with such rancor that moderates such as Sen Olympia Snowe (R) of Maine are fleeing the place.
The partisan rancor began early in Christie 's term, when he broke precedent by not reappointing Gloucester County's John Wallace, leaving the court without an African American judge.