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bitter

Brit beer with a high hop content, with a slightly bitter taste
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One morning, in cool blood, I slipped a noose about its neck and hung it to the limb of a tree; - hung it with the tears streaming from my eyes, and with the bitterest remorse at my heart; - hung it because I knew that it had loved me, and because I felt it had given me no reason of offence; - hung it because I knew that in so doing I was committing a sin - a deadly sin that would so jeopardize my immortal soul as to place it - if such a thing wore possible - even beyond the reach of the infinite mercy of the Most Merciful and Most Terrible God.
The gold-seeker, whom I sincerely pitied, at length clambered from the pit, with the bitterest disappointment imprinted upon every feature, and proceeded, slowly and reluctantly, to put on his coat, which he had thrown off at the beginning of his labor.
After having wandered some time on the Banks of the Uske without knowing which way to go, I began to lament my cruel Destiny in the bitterest and most pathetic Manner.
Don't speak of profits to me if you wish to save me the bitterest anguish of mind.
The bitterest thought of all was that there were folks asleep in dry, upholstered cabins who would never learn that they had massacred a boat before breakfast.
He gave himself up for a moment to the bitterest reflections.
Afterwards he always thought of that hour as one of the bitterest of his life.
Lower and lower his head drooped until it was buried in his folded arms - and the hour which followed he always reckoned the bitterest of his life.
For the first time in his life he knew the bitterest sort of misfortune, misfortune beyond remedy, and caused by his own fault.
But the memory of that race remained for long in his heart, the cruelest and bitterest memory of his life.
But, barring this drawback, I am bound to own that he has stated no more than the truth in representing me as wounded to the heart by Rachel's treatment, and as leaving England in the first keenness of suffering caused by the bitterest disappointment of my life.
The Prime Minister is still smarting after MPs stopped him attacking President Assad's regime in Syria - the Islamic State's bitterest enemy.