• WordNet 3.6
    • n hostilities fighting; acts of overt warfare "the outbreak of hostilities"
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  • Thomas Carlyle
    “Our life is not really a mutual helpfulness; but rather, it's fair competition cloaked under due laws of war; it's a mutual hostility.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    “Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.”
  • Norman Mailer
    “I'm hostile to men, I'm hostile to women, I'm hostile to cats, to poor cockroaches, I'm afraid of horses.”
  • John Berger
    “One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.”
  • Seneca
    “He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule.”


Hostile takeover - If a company is bought out when it does not want to be, it is known as a hostile takeover.


In literature:

The relations between these two men ranged from open hostility to a peace of the most fragile character.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Although Canonchet's sympathies were with Philip, it is not certain that the Narragansett chief had hostile designs against the English.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
They are not favorable to man, but rather hostile to him.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
The fraction making the rush should be as large as the hostile fire and the necessity for maintaining fire superiority will permit.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
Kazan had expelled the nephew of the Khan of the Crimea whom Ivan III had appointed, and elected a Khan hostile to Russia.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
Beginning of Indian Hostility.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The hostility of the Koreish had already been aroused.
"A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád'" by Moulavi Gerágh Ali
The Dutch parties are in a course of hostilities which it will be difficult to suspend.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
But though Clodius had somehow been prevented from hindering his recall, he by no means relaxed his hostility.
"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Do I not know that I am in a hostile city?
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
The next day hostilities opened.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
A hostile bombardment, without a doubt.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
The captain stirred about with nervous hostility, protesting at the coachman's delay.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
It was evident that the French sentries took us for a hostile crew.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
It makes me believe he has joined the hostiles.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
A further, and more powerful, cause of hostility would arise from the sexual antagonism of the males.
"The Position of Woman in Primitive Society" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Soon the devoted vessel was surrounded by hostile junks, and armed men leaped in numbers on its deck.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
She greeted me kindly, but I could detect a certain hostile sentiment in her smile.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
Bet ye a plew I nail him atween his eyes, fust crack, if he gits hostile.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
In view of the pending conflict in the American states, the hostility of Mexico, for any reason, would be serious.
"Makers and Romance of Alabama History" by B. F. Riley

In poetry:

Like Joshua, make thou our leaders strong,
That they like him, may chase the hostile throng,
Their schemes and stratagems do thou attend,
That they may bring them to a prosp'rous end.
"The Soldier's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
She, our famed tutoress, with kind endeavour,
Bound us from that day forth with heart and hand,
When met fair Elgga's tribes, that we should never
In hostile ranks before each other stand.
"Ferdiah; Or, The Fight At The Ford" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
And to-night the moon shall shudder
As she looks down on the moor,
Where the dead of hostile races
Slumber, slaughtered in their places;
All their rigid ghastly faces
Spattered hideously with gore.
"The Charge At Balaklava" by James Barron Hope
In vain, in vain they threaten me!
I speed on with redoubled blows.
The haughty crags have I outgazed,
And, where such hostile front they raised,
Now in a long defile they flee,
Nor one behind another shows.
"Faris" by Adam Mickiewicz
Forever sundered and forever one,
Linked by a bond whose spell I may not guess,
Our hostile, yet embracing currents run;
Such wedlock lonelier is than loneliness.
Baffled, withheld, I clasp the bride I shun.
"Gulf-Stream" by Susan Coolidge
If we but knew the weary way,
The poisoned paths of hostile hate,
The roughened roads of fiercest fate,
Through which our brother's journey lay,
Would we condemn, as now we do,
His faults and failures,--if we knew?
"If We But Knew" by Freeman Edwin Miller

In news:

This picture of parishioners from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church was taken before hostilities broke out.
Vislink has announced that it will launch its new Advent Mantis "MSAT" Man Portable Data Terminal, a highly portable tri-band satellite antenna system specifically designed for rapid deployment in hostile environments, at CABSAT 2012.
Hostility toward the European Union is increasing, making British withdrawal a real possibility and creating a big headache for the Conservative-led government.
To survive in a hostile world, guys need to embrace girly jobs and dirty diapers.
The Republican front-runner's pointed refusal to play the Iowa game this time around is inspiring a hostile backlash from the state's politicos.
Alice ( Milla Jovovich) hunts those responsible for the outbreak while trying to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion.
That Turkey has grown unrelentingly hostile to Israel, and cozy with Iran, is no longer news.
But it is news, of the most disturbing kind, that Washington has chosen to actively collaborate in both the hostility and the coziness.
Depending on your definition of the word "incursion," this fourth entry in Ron MacLeod's Cycles series of audio source libraries could provide perfect background music for your next brief hostile takeover.
Obama's negation of 'hostilities' in Libya draws criticism.
And by officially reviving hostilities with Microsoft last week, Netscape Communications has displayed a hard-won understanding of the principles of technology marketing in the Internet era.
Direct hostilities would risk retaliation against Tehran's nuclear-weapons program.
Did hostile classroom remarks about creationism violate the mandate that the government remain neutral on religion.
Pomeroy entered the hostile environs of Touchet's gym, and emerged with a 20-25, 25-20, 25-15, 26-18, 15-5 Southeast 1B volleyball victory Tuesday night.
In my review ( NYR, May 12) of Mr Pryce-Jones's biography of Unity Mitford, I mentioned that a hostile review of that book in the TLS in London had been cut by the editor before appearance.

In science:

Such mobile sensor networks are extremely valuable in situations where traditional deployment mechanisms fail or are not suitable, for example, a hostile environment where sensors cannot be manually deployed or air-dropped.
Dynamic Coverage of Mobile Sensor Networks
Envision a scenario where mobile or static sensor nodes are deployed in a large spatially-extended region and the environment is unknown, possibly hostile, the tasks are unforeseeable, and the sensor nodes have no prior classification scheme/language to communicate regarding detecting and sensing ob jects.
Naming Games in Two-Dimensional and Small-World-Connected Random Geometric Networks
In this case, however, these stored values are more vulnerable to leakage, particularly when DHKE is deployed in hostile environments with plagued spyware or virus and in view of that the offline pre-computed DH-components are much less protected in practice as they are actually public values to be exchanged in plain.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
In this case, however, these stored values are more vulnerable to leakage, particularly when DHKE is deployed in hostile environments with plagued spyware or virus and in view of that the offline pre-computed DH-components are much less protected in practice as they are actually public values to be exchanged in plain.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
Esto excluye tanto a entornos hostiles como a entornos benévolos, p. ej. entornos donde realizando acciones aleatorias se conseguiría más recompensas negativas (respectivamente positivas) que positivas (respectivamente negativas).
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
An empirical study into the security exposure to hosts of hostile virtualized environments.
Batch-oriented software appliances
It thus appears that the environment in the cores of rich clusters is hostile to star formation at all the redshifts studied.
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
Viewed in isolation, this result is not surprising: the very dense environment in cluster cores is hostile to star formation.
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
Our results are showing us that this environment has always been hostile even out to z ∼ 1.
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
This result suggests that the cluster environment has always been hostile to star formation, at least for z < 1.
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
Many mechanisms have been proposed to explain the hostility of the cluster environment at low redshift.
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
Surprisingly and contrary to common wisdom, classical Newtonian physics is more hostile and unfriendly to determinism than either quantum mechanics or special relativity .
Zeno meets modern science
They can be large or small (strong or weak ties), positive or negative (friendly or hostile relations).
Around the gap between sociophysics and sociology
Once the target user loads the hostile page, the damage has been done.
Attacks on Local Searching Tools
If Google, for example, were to offer all of its services over SSL/TLS and users exclusively visited rather than the http version, the man-in-the-middle would be unable to put the hostile JavaScript into the web page.
Attacks on Local Searching Tools