I was yet to learn sorrow for this unhappy nobleman whose conduct had bittered me all the way from Lom.
The negro left, but soon returned with it in his hand—all bittered and iced.
Some of these are highly hopped, or bittered, the further to promote their preservation during transit and change of temperature.
In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all, and to the young it comes with bittered agony because it takes them unawares.
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.