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Relationships in her "blood family," a distinction her brother pointedly made at her funeral, were often strained and fractious.
Starting with the House, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was largely successful in keeping his fractious caucus largely in check.2014 New Year’s Resolutions for the D.C. Political Establishment|Ron Christie|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The story told on these walls is a fractured and fractious one that consciously resists an easy narrative.Finally, an Accurate Look Back at AIDS Activism in ‘Why We Fight’|Hugh Ryan|December 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We are a troubled and fractious country, in a difficult neighbourhood.
Daniel Gross on why the markets may be waiting for Boehner and the fractious Republicans to blink.
We expect to be caught with chaff, like fractious colts coquetting with the halter and secretly not unwilling to be caught.Unveiling a Parallel|Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
Happily was it that he was exempt from all those fretful, fractious feelings to which aged people are occasionally subject.
They had not bread to quiet the fractious hunger cries of their children.Memoirs of John R. Young|John Young
He spoke as to a fractious child, and his voice was kind and helpful even though his inflections were not cultured.The Mystery Girl|Carolyn Wells
In Luther's days, how little they knew the magnitude of the results pending that controversy of fractious monk and haughty pope!Conflict of Northern and Southern Theories of Man and Society|Henry Ward Beecher