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  • v. Present participle of chagrin.


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  • Since many states had decided to send delegates because Washington was on the Virginia delegation, his absence would be “chagrining.”


  • It was chagrining to reflect that in her own context she had been quite as spoiled as Bobby was in his.

    The Houseguest

  • My thrice-weekly email from the fabulous folks at Brooklyn Based was both exciting and chagrining this morning: a new bookstore in Brooklyn!

    New York Bookstore News

  • JB: I sometimes have that problem, too, and it's so chagrining since I see it among my students and it seems like such an easy problem to correct in their essays, if not so much in my own.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • Cecil's unfortunate encouragement of the night before -- displayed more with a view to chagrining Sir Penthony than from a mere leaning toward coquetry -- has fanned his passion to a very dangerous height.

    Molly Bawn

  • For example: Life like a razor can shave you clean Or it cuts in a moment to leave you to bleed Not too bad a simile (I guess), but it's lead off for the song Fly High seems a bit too stark -- I continually find myself chagrining my last battle with the morning razor, and missing the next 15 or so seconds of the song.

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  • The filibuster: let's talk about it discussion with Guy Raz this afternoon on Weekend All Things Considered, after he evoked a chagrining personal admission*, we touched on a point that I think needs to be elevated from a background/insider's issue to absolutely first-tier consideration in mainstream political discourse.

    James Fallows

  • “I wish that they were struck off the list at one dash of the pen, that their rations and clothing might be stopped . . . and that their horses might be taken away from them, that they might not be able to parade through the country on horseback, or in carriages, as they do now, with a gayety of dress, importance of air, and grandeur of equipage, very chagrining to the impoverished inhabitants who maintain them.”

    Robert Morris

  • It’s very chagrining for we believers in logic and rationality to be confronted with the real reasons why people often change their minds about things.

    Moral Authority


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