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  • v. Present participle of rankle.

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Examples

  • "I am sure he does, Mrs. Brenton," Olive assured her, with gentle malice, for not in vain was "the poor fellow" phrase rankling in her mind.

    The Brentons

  • "I have no 'rankling' fear, anger, consciousness of refutation."

    Select Speeches of Daniel Webster, 1817-1845

  • Mr. Hastings is betting that rankling subscribers is preferable to falling behind those changes.

    Netflix CEO Unbowed

  • Mr. Griffin, previously at Meredith Corp., had moved aggressively to shake up the publishing house, by reorganizing divisions and hiring outsiders for key roles, rankling long-time executives at the company who felt marginalized, according to people familiar with the matter.

    Time Inc. Finds Its Future in Digital Ad Executive

  • But border security has tightened significantly since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, rankling both American and Canadian businesses.

    Canada, U.S. Near Broad Pact on Trade

  • The interval was, consequently, spent in inaction; his grief only became more deep and rankling, when he had leisure for reflection; and at length it took so fast hold of his mind, that at the end of three months he lay on a bed of sickness, incapable of any exertion.

    Chapter 1

  • The interval was consequently spent in inaction; his grief only became more deep and rankling, when he had leisure for reflection; and at length it took so fast hold of his mind, that at the end of three months he lay on a bed of sickness, incapable of any exertion.

    Chapter 1

  • Snaff looked out at the folk that streamed down the avenue—every intelligent race in Kryta, all going peacefully about their business, coursing through a rankling maze of streets.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba accused Mark Teixeira of stealing signs Tuesday, then made the same claim against Andruw Jones Wednesday, rankling the Yankees.

    Jones, Teixeira Deny That They Were Stealing Signs

  • Dr. Coffin said, "Because there are no rankling unanswered questions, and because Alex and I simply adored each other, the wound for me is deep, but clean."

    Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs: Spiritually Seeking A Death Both 'Beautiful And Painful'

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