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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of rankle.


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  • The oversized type, the grandiosity of the title rankled him.

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  • For days thereafter the phrase rankled in his mind -- "I can throw off the burden when I will."

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  • The word rankled now that Charmian had spoken out with such almost impertinent abruptness.

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  • The word rankled in her memory even more than the monitress's high-handed manner.

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  • The expression rankled in him, and going to Hatton


  • The phrase rankled in her conscience like a thorn.

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  • The word rankled deeply as he went downhill with his hands in his pockets, whistling determinedly.

    At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern

  • The word rankled the more as she realised how differently she herself had described the past five days, and how high Jack Melland's presence had ranked among the pleasures of the new life.

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  • The use of the word rankled some top Senate Republicans, including Texas '

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  • Ali had had a boyfriend, but at her age the word boyfriend rankled.

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