Thesaurus / gripe
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Peer Khan uttered the fatal words, and Ghuffoor Khan wrestled out his last agony under my never-failing gripe.
CONFESSIONS OF A THUGPHILIP MEADOWS TAYLOR
The pincers gripe, the pliers handle; the one is like the closed hand, the other like the fingers.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
It was safe enough for a high-ranking labman to gripe about Security—in fact, it was more or less expected.
SECURITYPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
What has posterity done for us / That we, lest they their rights should lose, / Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?
It is weaker than Barbadoes or even hepatic aloes, and is more apt to gripe, &c., than the latter.
We gape, we grasp, we gripe, add store to 10 store; / Enough requires too much; too much craves more.
With a trembling, but eager gripe, he seized the paper, as a miser would seize the deeds of an estate on which he has a mortgage.
NIGHT AND MORNING, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
When the gripe was slightly relaxed he said: "I am a poor adventurer, and fancied I could get money by robbing you."
JACK HARKAWAY IN NEW YORKBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
The swords were made of wood, small in the gripe, and apparently less formidable than a good stick.
THE VOYAGE OF GOVERNOR PHILLIP TO BOTANY BAYARTHUR PHILLIP
WORDS RELATED TO GRIPE
- black beast
- bête noire
- ill will
- nasty look
- no love lost
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