The misguided animus of the impeachment as a piece of partisan politics was soon very generally admitted; and the importance of its failure, in securing the continued power and independence of the presidential element in the constitutional system, can hardly be over-estimated.
It contains diverse interests and changing standpoints by which it is possible to explain the presence of purely southern tradition, the southern treatment of national history, and the antipathy to northern claims. As has already been mentioned, the specifically southern writings have everywhere been modified or adjusted to other standpoints, or have been almost entirely subordinated, and it is noteworthy, therefore, that in narratives elsewhere which reflect rivalries and conflicts among the priestly families, there is sometimes an animus against those whose names and traditions point to a southern origin (see Levites).
Francis, who had been the early friend of Burke, supplied him with the personal animus against Hastings, and with the knowledge of detail, which he might otherwise have lacked.
Some animus against the Aaronites (2 Chron.
It does not identify Paul with Simon Magus, but it serves to reveal an animus which would render the identification easy.
No one of Voltaire's works shows his antireligious or at least anti-ecclesiastical animus more strongly.
He shows considerable animus against John Wycliffe and the Lollards.
A certain animus against Joab's family thus seems to underlie some of the popular narratives of the life of David (q.v.).