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Nor did he sink his grievance on the arrival of the Mixer a few moments later.

He waved his arms, airing his grievance with which for an hour past he had regaled me.

As soon as the servant had withdrawn after dinner he began his grievance.

I hope your lordship's grievance is sounder than your views of life.

No longer was his grievance sentimental, theoretical or abstract.

Here was a grief to which he could not minister, a grievance that he could do nothing to remove.

He made no grievance, however, even in his own thoughts, of either inequality.

Ireland certainly cannot pretend to lay a grievance to my charge.'

If she did not like "an adventure," she loved "a grievance."

A figure approached him humbly but openly—not at all like a ghost with a grievance.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "state of being aggrieved," from Old French grevance "harm, injury, misfortune, trouble, suffering," from grever "to harm, to burden" (see grieve). In reference to a cause of such a condition, from late 15c.

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