high dudgeon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n high dudgeon a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon')
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Usage

In literature:

Then some would get up and tramp out during the sermon in high dudgeon.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
Missy left her grandmother's house in high dudgeon because she could not have wine at all her meals.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
The earl in high dudgeon remounted his steed, but Albert at last prevailed upon him to take his seat at the table.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Messer Simone, in high dudgeon, withdrew to his dwelling-place with his friends about him.
"The God of Love" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
It was impossible to answer in the affirmative: the questioner went off in high dudgeon, and did not speak to him again for several days.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
Thereupon Pontiac's brow darkened and he strode off to the river in high dudgeon.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
For the first two or three days after the bullet was extracted from his leg, Dudgeon was in a high state of fever.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
The young woman was in high dudgeon, that evening.
"Their Son; The Necklace" by Eduardo Zamacois
Mrs. Mulford could not make any headway and went off to bed in high dudgeon.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
The six came home post haste, the youngest in a state of high dudgeon at her sudden translation back to the tenement.
"The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis
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In poetry:

"We warn from disaster the mercantile master
Who takes in high Dudgeon our life-saving role,
For every one's grousing at Docking and Dowsing
The marks and the lights on the North Sea Patrol."
"The North Sea Patrol" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Shep in high dudgeon and with Frank LoBiondo.
' High Noon ,' High Dudgeon.
Talk about Carrying Coals to Newcastle, A proposal to bring a medical marijuana site to Camden has public officials in a high dudgeon.
In high dudgeon, the House votes to impeach the president.
Watch for the 'Blame Game' – everyone's favorite – to soar into high dudgeon in the coming off-season.
It's the high dudgeon of the anti- morality crowd.
Like Mount Vesuvius but at briefer intervals, Prince Charles erupts in high dudgeon over various and sundry affronts to his very particular and sometimes very peculiar notions of how life should be lived.
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