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No one has seen him shed a tear, of heard him utter a complaint.

She made no complaint of him, and even spoke of him as generous.

Such a course is frequent and would not give the right of complaint to anybody.

There was a curious mixture of complaint and satisfaction in Dick's tone.

The first comer utters his complaint of humiliation before him.

There's going to be complaint about everything that I have seen fit to do.

For this complaint there is no precise English name; but, alas!

He remembered that she was overwrought, and made no answer to her complaint.

There was no complaint in her tone, no sudden exhibition of any suffering.

I wish the Admiralty had my complaint: but they have no bowels, at least for me.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "lamentation, grief," from Old French complainte (12c.) "complaint, lament," noun use of fem. past participle of complaindre (see complain). Meaning "bodily ailment" is from 1705 (often in U.S. colloquial use generalized as complaints).

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