In the rhetoric of rancour he is a distinguished practitioner.
He did not dare express all his rancour, while he was unequal to suppressing it entirely.
The adventurers had piled their arms, and had already forgotten all their rancour: they were laughing and talking gaily together.
If he has any rancour or hardness in him it will bring it out.
And now violently the rancour of Helene Vauquier's feelings burst out once more.
The next was that his good spirits were also shared by Miss Bishop, and that she bore no rancour.
But you have yet to learn the rancour of this diabolical character.
The prince was stung to the quick, though for the moment he kept his rancour hidden.
The rancour of the Legalists was sufficient proof of Paul's sincerity.
All this aroused his rancour now, and steeled his heart against the voice of honour.
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).