Savonarola's judges were chosen from his bitterest foes.
In private life his loyalty to his friends, and his "genius for friendship" (as John Morley said) made a curious contrast to his capacity for arousing the bitterest political hostility.
Mr Chamberlain was the object of the bitterest attacks from the Gladstonians for his share in this result; he was stigmatized as "Judas," and open war was proclaimed by the Home Rulers against the "dissentient Liberals" - the description used by Mr Gladstone.
Philip Augustus, who was to be the bitterest enemy of Henry II.
No one of the sectional leaders commanded general confidence, and personal rivalries were of the bitterest kind.