- v. Simple past tense and past participle of grumble.
“I spend all afternoon picking out the clothes to wear for a night out on the town with the ladies, and I get upstaged by some guy dressed like Popeye, a Manhattan man who only identified himself as Austin grumbled as he surveyed the servicemen crowded into a neighborhood bar.”
“I divided and issued the meat under the captain's eyes, and managed it fairly enough, God knows, although some of the men grumbled from the first.”
“The parson's daughter had had her way; Daddy Darwin grumbled at first, but in the end he got a bottle-green Sunday-coat out of the oak-press that matched the bedstead, and put the house-key into his pocket, and went to church too.”
“Coach scribbled his name and grumbled, “You could have asked her in the first place.””
“I really like the idea of grumbled as something one can be.”
““You never can tell about these niggers,” the captain grumbled.”
“You never can tell about these niggers," the captain grumbled.”
“I kind of grumbled about spending all this money on things for other people and not for her, but she got more enjoyment out of buying gifts than buying for herself.”
“I kind of grumbled about giving the moocher a ride to Hamden every day at 6 AM but I wouldn't exactly trust him to get to work on time at 8 in the morning, especially without an alarm clock.”
“Fuck a duck, " I grumbled, meaning no offense to the mallards overhead.”
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