In private life his gaiety, his buoyancy, his high breeding, made even his political opponents forget their differences; and even the warmest altercations on public affairs were merged in his large hospitality and cordial social relations.
I wasn't surprised when I heard my neighbors were getting a divorce, since I witnessed their regular altercations.
Immediately breaking up altercations between students is a key part of the school's anti-bullying initiative.
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