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  • n. Plural form of grumbler.


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  • Sekoff says the grumblers are a minority who show up whenever the site's finances are in the news. -- Top News

  • The two shirks and chronic grumblers were Carter Weatherbee and Percy Cuthfert.

    In a Far Country

  • He advised sending grumblers to Montreal, “that I may make an example of them.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • Faced with contemporary art, there are on the one hand the grumblers, convinced that art is dead, or uninteresting, or, worse, carnivalesque and in the process of disappearing in an ultimate and derisory parade.

    Bernard-Henri Lévy: Run to See Jacques Martinez

  • The elderly people were the great grumblers; but when they were honorably pensioned by society, as they passed the age limit for work, the great majority ceased grumbling.


  • They had the gift, maybe it was merely a thin winter coat, as some grumblers said.

    Phil's Last Stand

  • The alternative was allowing the tax grumblers to continue imagining themselves as bold truth-tellers brave enough to publicly observe that paying taxes is an unpleasant burden foisted on the public (for no good reason, mind you). afs


  • It is, say the grumblers, our version of the West Lothian question bedevilling parliament – 80% of the membership is in the south-east.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • Little did the grumblers know that a half-century later, the fine arts would have all but vanished from the commercial networks—and would be increasingly hard to find on PBS, the noncommercial network that was originally founded in part to give high culture a safe haven.

    Turn On, Tune In, Get Serious

  • But the third she has in hand, as Baroness Ashton has apparently written to one of the grumblers, Pierre Lellouche, a junior minister in the Sarkozy government, to confirm that she will take a rapid residential course to improve her grasp of Europe's second most dominant language.



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