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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rankle.


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  • The title rankles, ever so slightly, they say, because Eisenhower served two years on a guided-missile cruiser while in the Navy Reserves, though he didn't see combat.

    In new book, David Eisenhower, wife Julie mine memories of Ike's twilight years

  • The other part of this story that rankles is that the Democrats have really done a lousy job of getting their message out about their proposals.

    Quote of the Day

  • What rankles is that no one ever notices she is an American unless she tells them.

    The War of the Rats - and a short update

  • I laugh at the time, but the phrase rankles in my memory all the same.

    Macleod of Dare

  • Just the mention of the Shinawatra name rankles with many Thais, especially army leaders who plotted to sweep him from power five years ago and who later launched the bloody crackdown on last year's Bangkok street protests, in which 91 people were killed.

    Fugitive's Sister Leads Thai Polls

  • I was young then, I am white-headed now, but the insult of that word rankles yet, now that I am reading that paragraph for the first time in many years, reading it for the first time since it was written, perhaps.

    Chapters from My Autobiography

  • But you've got critics among gun advocates who say the fact that you stipulated that people had to bring their weapons into church unloaded, and the only loaded weapon belonged to a police officer, kind of rankles them.

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2009

  • All of it could change tomorrow which kind of rankles everybody here.

    Sports News :

  • "Still kind of rankles us that we were called doubles players," he said.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • While I appreciate an interesting or pretty shoe as art, it kind of rankles that women are expected to wear the damned things.

    Tom and Lorenzo/Former Project Rungay Blog


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