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in high dudgeon

With resentment; angrily or furiously. Typically refers to someone's reaction to an offense or a slight of some kind. The professor left the room in high dudgeon after the student continued to criticize his theory.
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in high dudgeon

Fig. feeling or exhibiting great resentment; taking great offense at something. (Often with leave.) After the rude remarks, the person who was insulted left in high dudgeon. Dennis strode from the room in high dudgeon, and we knew he would get his revenge eventually.
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in high dudgeon

Furiously, resentfully, as in He stormed out in high dudgeon. This term is the only surviving use of the word dudgeon, whose origin has been lost. [c. 1600]
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in high dudgeon

LITERARY
If someone is in high dudgeon, they are very angry about something. She had left in high dudgeon after learning that the only perk was free coffee. Washington businesses are in high dudgeon over the requirement that small businesses should insure their workers.
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in high dudgeon

in a state of deep resentment.
The origin of dudgeon in the sense of ‘ill humour’ is unknown, and it is almost always found in this phrase. However, other adjectives are sometimes used instead of high , for example deep or great .
1938 Zane Grey Raiders of the Spanish Peaks Neale left in high dudgeon to take his case to his court of appeal—his mother.
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in ˌhigh ˈdudgeon

(old-fashioned, written) in an angry or offended mood, and showing other people that you are angry: After being refused entry to the club, he went off in high dudgeon.
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However, while waiting for the dogs to arrive, they noticed Dudgeon inside the shop, walking down one of the aisles towards the till area.
Dudgeon is the first UK offshore wind project to obtain financing under the UK governments Contract for Difference (CfD) scheme.
The increasing cost efficiency of offshore wind technology is unlocking substantial commercial opportunities for the wider energy sector, as illustrated by the success of Dudgeon," he stated.
The development of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm achieved a number of industry milestones, including the delivery of the UK's longest underground onshore electricity cable, which runs 48 kilometres from the coastal town of Weybourne to the project's substation in Necton.
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Masdar CEO Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi said: "The completion of the Dudgeon wind farm will bring Masdar's gross installed clean energy capacity in the UK to more than 1 gigawatt, further evidence of our growing international footprint and the strength of our commitment to the UK renewable energy industry.
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Masdar's stake in Dudgeon is the company's second major investment in the UK offshore wind energy market.
The Hartlepool-based firm will supply 95km of cable and a range of cable accessories to the Statoil/ Statkraft Dudgeon offshore wind farm.
Next week she will be watching some of the fastest humans at the Commonwealth Games as her niece, Emily Dudgeon, will represent Scotland in the 800m.
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17 October 2012 a[euro]" Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA (OSL:STL) and renewable energy group Statkraft AS announced today they had together taken over wind farm project developer Dudgeon Offshore Wind Ltd (DOW) from British Warwick Energy Ltd.
17 October 2012 - Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA (OSL:STL) and renewable energy group Statkraft AS announced today they had together taken over wind farm project developer Dudgeon Offshore Wind Ltd (DOW) from British Warwick Energy Ltd.