Many circumstances concurred to embitter the latter years of his life.
Domestic afflictions combined with numerous and painful infirmities to embitter his old age.
The brutal treatment he had experienced in boyhood under the orders of Adil Shah, and the opprobrious name of eunuch with which be was taunted by his enemies, no doubt contributed to embitter his nature.
The state suffered severely during the War of Independence, the numbers and influence of the Loyalists serving to embitter the conflict.
He received an enthusiastic welcome in both capitals, but the visit to Vienna was never returned in Rome, for Francis Joseph as a Catholic sovereign feared to offend the pope, a circumstance which served to embitter Austro-Italian relations.