After very acrimonious negotiations, realism in appreciating the needs of women and respect for their dignity carried the day.
But if we fail, we will be plunged into damaging and acrimonious competition.
Instead of having this very acrimonious debate, we should try and clarify the issues.
Divorce can put mutual friends of the divorcing couple in a difficult position, particularly if it's an acrimonious split.
Acrimonious debates often precede the establishment or renewal of mandates, undermining the credibility of the procedure.
And I say, let us be partners in peace, facing firmly away from the acrimonious past and towards a hopeful future.
Compared to those of previous years, the deliberations and discussions in the Committee this year were less heated, less confrontational and less acrimonious.
For the rest of us, the key question is whether America and China will be increasingly acrimonious competitors or cooperative partners, albeit with very different political systems.
His delegation deeply regretted the acrimonious debate that had preceded the adoption of the resolution and hoped that at the next session, it would once again be possible to adopt it by consensus.
In recent days, however, the tone of the political debate has become increasingly acrimonious, and we will have to watch closely how the electoral campaign unfolds.
marked by strong resentment or cynicism: resentful, bitter