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  • verb Present participle of grouse.

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Examples

  • As regulators huddle to interpret the new financial-overhaul law, the grousing from the big banks is growing louder.

    Too Small to Fail

  • Even with a game plan in place, Lasseter knows some grousing is inevitable.

    Pixar moves on 'Up' with its 10th movie

  • ENO's management has received an especially hard time in the press over the last year and a half over making poor choices, and while I recognize I am an outsider who has seen little of the work in question first hand, I don’t see what all the grousing is about.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • ENO's management has received an especially hard time in the press over the last year and a half over making poor choices, and while I recognize I am an outsider who has seen little of the work in question first hand, I don’t see what all the grousing is about.

    Enough Already

  • "They weren't too happy with McCain," said one aide to Sen. McCain, adding that there was some "grousing" that the candidate wasn't fully embracing the emerging compromise.

    Bailout Negotiations in Disarray

  • The two baby camels commenced "grousing" with their elders directly we halted or made a fresh advance; they probably had an inkling of what was in store for them.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898

  • To the uninitiated regarding the "grousing" of camels, I should explain that it is a peculiar noise which comes from their long funnel necks early or late, and for what reason it is difficult to tell.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898

  • No one really objected to this, although there was a lot of "grousing," because we were glad to feel that we had the support of these big guns, which must have harassed the enemy tremendously.

    The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918

  • The usual "grousing," of course, without which no soldier could remain healthy, but I never heard a word that could have been taken to indicate that any one was really unhappy.

    The Emma Gees

  • The fatigues were also done without a murmur, that was another point of honour, and although the available strength of the company was dwindling day by day, "grousing" about extra work was conspicuous by its absence.

    The 23rd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (First Sportsman's) A Record of its Services in the Great War, 1914-1919

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