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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of grudge.


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  • "You have grudged the very fire in your house because the wood cost overmuch!" he cried.

    The Wit of Porportuk

  • He grudged every moment of life sleep robbed him of, and before the clock had ceased its clattering he was head and ears in the washbasin and thrilling to the cold bite of the water.

    Chapter 16

  • It is a measure of the president's continued pulling power that the Europeans, who have seemingly grudged every extra pair of boots the NATO secretary general has persuaded them to dispatch up until now, are to stump up around 7,000 additional troops for the war in Afghanistan alongside the 30,000 more committed by a president who has now more than doubled the U.S. contingent there.

    How is Obama being viewed in Europe?

  • Further, she threatened, in case Dick grudged these personal diversions, to fill the house with guests and teach him what liveliness was.


  • For surely all these years, while she had used and relied on him, she had also been jealous of him, and grudged him his pre-eminence.

    A River So Long

  • In the normal course of things, he wouldn't mind-or not much-but right now, when any Mageprice might take him away from the vitally necessary task of placing the keystone at the Barrier, Kellen grudged any spell he needed to work, for fear its obligation would lead him astray.

    Tran Siberian

  • A curious thing was, I soon began to feel as though we were truly married, and no doubt this had something to do with the purpose behind our night games; yet during the day we remained on the same easy terms as before, and if Sara grudged her niece the pleasuring she was getting, she never let on.

    The Sky Writer

  • Mark had been raised with farm horses, slaving for the uncle who grudged him house-room and food, and he still rode farm fashion, inelegant but durable, now that the bishop's stable had provided him a fine tall gelding in place of a plodding farm drudge.

    His Disposition

  • Gwion grudged Otir and his men every mark of their fee.

    His Disposition

  • The film-star or the crooner is not grudged the income that is grudged to the oil magnate, because the people appreciate the entertainer's accomplishment and not the entrepreneur's, and because the former's personality is liked and the latter's is not.

    Notable & Quotable


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