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  • n. Plural form of fretter.

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Examples

  • It occurred to me that Walt Whitman must have meant didactic letters too, when he said of the fretters of our little world, "They make me sick talking of their duty to God."

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • National survival does not, despite what the fretters say, seem imperilled.

    Without War We Are Nothing. Apparently.

  • Some econo-fretters hold out hope that reduced imports and the weaker dollar — both likely byproducts of a recession — will help close the trade deficit.

    The Good News About the Recession

  • We have a name for these chronic fretters: worrywarts.

    You Being Beautiful

  • Civil libertarians and privacy-fretters think Bush needs a warrant from the special court created to authorize wiretapping in cases of national security.

    January 2006

  • But the fretters can rest easy, because the online option doesn't seem to be cannibalizing television--at least not yet, anyway.

    The Most Popular TV On The Web

  • Reality-TV offerings may have legions of both followers and fretters, but there's no denying that the original idea of milking our voyeuristic inclinations was really quite innovative.

    U.K. Faces Of The Week, Feb. 13-17

  • Reality-TV offerings may have legions of both followers and fretters but there's no denying that the original idea of milking our voyeuristic inclinations was really quite innovative.

    BT Teams With Billionaire's Reality TV Creation

  • The game will will also support game guitars plugged into our computer for serious faux fretters.

    2008 August

  • To quote the quip of a researcher in the British Foreign Office from 1903 to 1950 on the opposite sort of behavior: Year after year, the worriers and fretters would come to me with awful predictions of the outbreak of war.

    The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning

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