Henry himself felt so much the invidious position.
The power of Zavis at last became invidious to the king, by whose order he was beheaded in 1290.
He had received from his father the smatterings of a liberal education, but until the outbreak of the Revolution he was a domestic servant, and from 1785 occupied the invidious office of cornmissaire a terrier, his function being to assist the nobles and priests in the assertion of their feudal rights as against the unfortunate peasants.
Consider the intimate and curious acquaintance one makes with various kinds of weeds--it will bear some iteration in the account, for there was no little iteration in the labor--disturbing their delicate organizations so ruthlessly, and making such invidious distinctions with his hoe, levelling whole ranks of one species, and sedulously cultivating another.
But the rich man--not to make any invidious comparison--is always sold to the institution which makes him rich.
All invidious class distinctions were done away with.