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  • n. Plural form of grumbling.

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Examples

  • As a side note: did anyone hear the new grumblings from the military possibly ditching the M4?

    Obama and NRA Ads

  • This time around there are a lot of contentious points that could topple this shaky deal starting with veto grumblings from the Bush administration over the carbon cap-and-trade system, to McCain's unhappiness with the limited provisions for nuclear energy, to whether or not states can have stronger standards than the federal government (as California does right now).

    Lieberman – Warner Bill on Global Warning - Swampland - TIME.com

  • That cat is long out of the bag (despite new grumblings from the right to abolish them) and it ain’t going back.

    Think Progress » After complaining that health care bills were too long, Boehner now complains that Obama’s is too short.

  • Just as they like to bash you for your so called grumblings they bring nothing to the table but bashing you.

    TCPalm Stories

  • The mayor acknowledged "grumblings" about his performance but said that is mostly the result of media criticism -- not actual failings on his part.

    Grass Roots Put New Orleans Back on Its Feet

  • Emerging from the White House, Lee said caucus members have "been working with the president since before he was the president," and that she didn't know where reporters had heard "grumblings" about Obama.

    NPR Topics: News

  • At first, he heard "grumblings" about being carded, especially from older male customers, but now people seem to be adapting to the new policy.

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  • There were grumblings in the audience about the length and impenetrability of the evening's entertainment, not to mention Jon Frank's melange of grim and absurd realities projected onto the screen -- "sublime bullshit" was opined in impeccable French by an especially grand grande dame -- but any concert that features a naked soprano and Barry Humphries of Dame Edna fame can't be all bad.

    Laurence Vittes: A Naked Soprano At The Maribor Festival: Classical Music Breaking Free

  • But there were grumblings back in 2008 that he was a bit too close to the government of the day, and sadly, those concerns continue to dog our man in The Hague.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • Judging from some recent grumblings in Congress, too, this movement might have some legs: some liberal members of the House have voiced support for a constitutional amendment aimed at Citizens United, and in the Senate too there have been calls for an amendment which would allow the government to regulate the raising and spending of money for federal political campaigns.

    Nikolas Kozloff: Occupy Wall Street: If South Americans Can Reform Their Constitutions, Then Why Not Us?

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