Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of carping.

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Examples

  • "In the meantime, she's making life very difficult for our sisters, and they miss our mother enough without having to put up with her carpings."

    Artichoke

  • Yet despite the carpings and criticism, a consensus held sway through the Nixon and Ford administrations.

    The Prize

  • Voltaire affixed to Pascal's famous "Thoughts," and which were regarded at that time as the audacious carpings of a shallow poet against a profound philosopher.

    Voltaire

  • Your and others carpings about procedures being overpaid is misguided.

    Rad Rage: Part Two

  • Juliette Ochieng says "Thank you" Michael King muses: Contrary to the carpings of Jesse Jackson and others who pretend to know what Dr. King would be...

    Most Apt

  • Juliette Ochieng says "Thank you" Michael King muses: Contrary to the carpings of Jesse Jackson and others who pretend to know what Dr. King would be doing today, why not celebrate the man...

    Most Apt

  • The triumphant success of She Stoops to Conquer brought forth, of course, those carpings and cavilings of underling scribblers which are the thorns and briers in the path of successful authors.

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

  • Adams's caveats and carpings about the Declaration recall the arguments of present-day scholars who solemnly point out that Jefferson's draft was lightly edited by his fellow committee members and heavily edited by Congress.

    America's First Dynasty

  • "Attend what the Weyrleader says and spare him your petty carpings!"

    DragonFlight

  • I have for the most part drawn his private carpings of this or that man to a general moral.

    Early Theories of Translation

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