The veranda, roofless and open to the bitter blue sky where the seasonal gu rains sputter, serves as a makeshift neonatal ward.
Most athletes would be bitter and angry until the end of their days.
After a bitter election season, bipartisanship and comity are in vogue.
This is a bitter irony, as many of those casting "no" votes presumably want a sale to happen.
Palmer learned a bitter lesson early: "Your arm is all you are."
Alexandra watched him anxiously; the cold was bitter enough on the ground.
Would he, had he known the bitter years ahead of him, have chosen the same, she wondered.
Environed by the bitter poverty of an art student, he painted his ideal.
It was difficult to swallow this bitter pill which Providence had administered.
God's wrath must be harder to bear than the bitter humiliation to which her mother had so airily condemned her.
Old English biter "bitter, sharp, cutting; angry, embittered; cruel," from Proto-Germanic *bitras- (cf. Old Saxon bittar, Old Norse bitr, Dutch bitter, Old High German bittar, German bitter, Gothic baitrs "bitter"), from PIE root *bheid- "to split" (cf. Old English bitan "to bite;" see bite (v.)). Evidently the meaning drifted in prehistoric times from "biting, of pungent taste," to "acrid-tasting." Used figuratively in Old English of states of mind and words. Related: Bitterly.
Bitterness is symbolical of affliction, misery, and servitude (Ex. 1:14; Ruth 1:20; Jer. 9:15). The Chaldeans are called the "bitter and hasty nation" (Hab. 1:6). The "gall of bitterness" expresses a state of great wickedness (Acts 8:23). A "root of bitterness" is a wicked person or a dangerous sin (Heb. 12:15). The Passover was to be eaten with "bitter herbs" (Ex. 12:8; Num. 9:11). The kind of herbs so designated is not known. Probably they were any bitter herbs obtainable at the place and time when the Passover was celebrated. They represented the severity of the servitude under which the people groaned; and have been regarded also as typical of the sufferings of Christ.