Origin of rancor
Examples from the Web for rancor
Even those Christians who do want to minister amid the rancor of race and policing are missing the mark.
The rancor between de Blasio and Moskowitz has at least some roots in substantive education policy disagreements.Why Is Progressive Hero Bill de Blasio Throwing Charter Schools Out of New York City?|Conor P. Williams|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The rancor between our two professions is heightened by an obvious bias toward nurses in the media.
And when Ted Jr. trains his rancor onto Daniel, the results are startling.Sundance Channel’s ‘Rectify’ Is the Best New Show of 2013|Jace Lacob|April 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Because if this is how I feel from all of the rancor, I can only imagine how disconnected the rest of my generation must feel.
Let us be friends as we once were, and have no more of this rancor.Roundabout Papers|William Makepeace Thackeray
Some of the utterances upon sexual morality are penetrated with the rancor of rebellion.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
Gregory IX pursued the heretics and the emperor with an absorption of his whole being and a rancor which we cannot understand.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
The church lent its influence to the rancor and bitterness of a prejudice as deadly as the sap of the Upas.The Black Phalanx|Joseph T. Wilson
This did not, however, by any means diminish her rancor against Pomp, who had been the mischievous cause of the calamity.Frank's Campaign|Horatio Alger, Jr.
Word Origin and History for rancor
c.1200, from Old French rancor "bitterness, resentment; grief, affliction," from Late Latin rancorem (nominative rancor) "rancidness, a stinking smell" (Palladius); "grudge, bitterness" (Hieronymus and in Late Latin), from Latin rancere "to stink" (see rancid).