Usage examples for grievance

  1. I found also that whilst demanding strict discipline, as he must do, still to his staff he was most fair and always willing to listen to a grievance. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  2. Geoffrin a certain grievance against Marmontel. – A Selection from the Comedies of Marivaux by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux
  3. Another grievance was the constant bell ringing, there being so many churches and so many services both on week days and Sundays. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  4. He felt, perhaps the need to repeat it that he might keep the grounds of his grievance well before his mind. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  5. The first party can seldom be induced to take an active part against any grievance; and in fact little is required from it, except a cordial support of the authors, in any attempt to destroy a combination so injurious to the interests of both. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  6. Each had a bond, and each had a grievance. – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  7. That was the eternal grievance of every Spaniard in the island- and of not a few of the English and Scotch planters. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  8. There is no public grievance in Ireland. – Maxims And Opinions Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Selected From His Writings And Speeches During A Public Life Of More Than Half A Century by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  9. The horse limped at first, but presently forgot his grievance against the big stone that had lain in his path. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  10. Your grievance against Peter of Colfax must be a mighty one, that you search him out thus within a day's ride from the army of the King who has placed a price upon your head, and from another army of men who be equally your enemies. – The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  11. But Mrs. Church had a memory and, as she believed, a grievance. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  12. A few minutes and Isabel forgot her grievance. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. Many a man coming in from the quarries or the sheds with a grievance, a burden, or a joy, felt the influence of this simple room. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  14. You will then have a new grievance against me for my brutal violence. – The Philanderer by George Bernard Shaw
  15. Peace suddenly remembered her grievance against her beloved friend. – Heart of Gold by Ruth Alberta Brown
  16. She was disagreeably aware that his thoughts were much occupied with her; that he was full of grievance towards her, and would probably before long bring the pathos of his situation as well as the weight of his dying authority to bear upon her, for purposes she already suspected with alarm. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  17. Then personally you have no grievance against him? – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor
  18. No one indeed is more terrible in this world than the Man with a Grievance. – Christopher Columbus, Volume 7 And The New World Of His Discovery, A Narrative by Filson Young