Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPLAINED

Indeed, he had not complained since her coming, and she had been with them many days.

Longespe, complained to the King; but Louis could give him no redress.

"I do not understand the people in this place," Mrs. MacDermott had complained to Hinde.

The blood trickled from his forehead; he complained of pains in his side and limbs.

Do you never have the headaches you complained of sometimes?

There had been trouble there, and tourists had complained of insults.

This was something of which the yokels, or men of the plow, often complained.

"I wish you weren't so old, and hadn't quite so many chins, Pete," she complained.

Donny complained disgustedly from his post of observation on the fence.

"He wouldn't say a blamed thing about it," Gene complained sincerely.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "find fault, lament," from stem of Old French complaindre "to lament" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *complangere, originally "to beat the breast," from Latin com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + plangere "to strike, beat the breast" (see plague (n.)). Older sense of "lament" died out 17c. Related: Complained; complaining.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.