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67 example sentences with  grumbler

67 example sentences with grumbler

"But I'm not rich enough to bear a heavy loss, and if you bought my lot, the voting power would enable you to break the grumblers' opposition.

It is true that there was no mutinous talk to be heard; the fate of the deserters had taught the grumblers a lesson that would not soon be forgotten, but much was said that did not tend to improve the discipline.

Rome pities her brave lads that die, But we need pity also, you and I, Whom Gallic spear and Belgian arrow miss, Who live to see the Legion come to this, Unsoldierlike, slovenly, bent on loot, Grumblers, diseased, unskilled to thrust or shoot.

" Old Ruth was far from being as nattle and querulous as the famous ill-natured grumbler so racily pictured by Benjamin Preston, of Bradford; but, like most of the dwellers upon earth, she was a little bit touched with the same complaint.

I allers found out that when a man is gettin up in the world, that, like carrion crows hoverin over a sick animal, grumblers fly about him, lickin their chops and watchin a good opportunity to scratch him ragged.

German newspapers, it is true, prove that the national unity so loudly acclaimed was no empty word; moreover, they show conclusively that grumblers and half-hearted enthusiasts were not lacking.

In practise, however, the working out of an income tax is so complex that every grumbler can find in its intricacies some cause of complaint.

But the Nabals are sullen; they are grumblers; they are never done.

This can redeem a drizzle; but this cannot redeem a grumbler.

In argument, therefore, the grumbler has the best of it.

If you lose your temper with the grumbler, and turn upon him suddenly, saying, "Oh, do not spoil all our pleasure.

Of course, we do not suppose he thinks we are to blame; we do not take him to be a fool as well as a grumbler.

One grumbler in a family is as pestilent a thing as a diseased animal in a herd: if he be not shut up or killed, the herd is lost.

But the grumbler cannot be shut up or killed, since grumbling is not held to be a proof of insanity, nor a capital offence,more's the pity.

Children begin by being good-natured little grumblers at every thing which goes wrong, simply from the outspokenness of their natures.

The race of grumblers would soon die out if all children were so trained that never, between the ages of five and twelve, did they utter a needless complaint without being gently reminded that it was foolish and disagreeable.

Grumblers are the only thing in this world that it is right to grumble at.

A riding-school is a place from which every woman issues better contented than she entered, and there is no sympathy for grumblers.

But still it in some degree silenced the grumblers, and for the rest of the reign no one contested the queen's right to decide who should, and who should not, be admitted to her society.

'I think that I know most of my old Egyptian grumblers,' said he.

The Grumbler, a Comedy of three acts, scene Paris.

Over the sea, flat on his face, lies the monstrous, terrible North Wind, sighing and sinking his voice as in secret, like an old grumbler; for once in good humor, unto the ocean he talks, and he tells her wonderful stories."

In truth, he was a born grumbler, and a censorious critic.

Adams was a grumbler, and looked at the motives of the act rather than the act itself, and was disposed to forget the obligation altogether, because it was conferred from other views than pure generosity.

[person who is discontented] malcontent, grumbler, growler, croaker, dissident, dissenter, laudator temporis acti

mourning, weeds, willow, cypress, crape, deep mourning; sackcloth and ashes; lachrymatory^; knell &c 363; deep death song, dirge, coronach^, nenia^, requiem, elegy, epicedium^; threne^; monody, threnody; jeremiad, jeremiade^; ullalulla^. mourner; grumbler &c (discontent) 832; Noobe; Heraclitus.

No soldier is a loyal soldier who is a knocker or a grumbler or a shirker.

"I slash on with smoke and roar..." They are in love with each other, you see, the Taube and the forty-two-centimetre shell, the "Brummer," or "Grumbler," as they call it in Germanycould anything be more piquant?

You should hear themthe chaste, chic, nun-like Taube and the thick-chested old Brummer, singing that he is her dear old Grumbler and she his soft, swift Dove: "Suesser, dicker Brummer...

T. [Footnote 1: Steele's papers had many imitations, as the Historian, here named; the Rhapsody, Observator, Moderator, Growler, Censor, Hermit, Surprize, Silent Monitor, Inquisitor, Pilgrim, Restorer, Instructor, Grumbler, &c.

But now, off tore the fishes, mad with terror, big fishes, little fishes, fat fellows, lean fellows, pleasant ones, and grumblers.

"And here I am just in the act of annihilating with a logical stroke a multitude of grumblers and croakers.

To satisfy grumblers, he took Savoy and Nice.

The most trying were the chronic grumblers, who did not know what they wanted, nor what they ought to have, and adopted the moody refrain: But the happy times are over, I've only grief and pain, For I shall never, never see Susannah dear again.

After 1789, the old Egypt faction ceased to exist, except as grumblers; but the States-Rights men, though obliged to acquiesce in the Constitution, endeavored, by every means of "construction" their ingenuity could furnish, to weaken and restrict the exercise and the range of its power.

They sank into the position of mere grumblers, with one leading principle,admiration of England, and a willingness to submit to any insults which England in her haughtiness might please to inflict.

Ah, old grumbler,' said he, 'you were one of my Egyptian grenadiers, were you not, and had your musket of honour at Marengo.

He was one of my old grumblers in Egypt.'

what say you, old grumbler?

But whether she told of the grumbler who could find nothing to complain of in heaven except that "his halo didn't fit," or said in her quick way, when the plainness of a lady's dress was commended, "Why, I didn't suppose that anybody could go to heaven now-a-days without an overskirt," or wrote her sparkling impromptu rhymes for our children's games, her mirth was all in harmony with her earnest life.

Yet it is done every day, and all lost; and if women who see their children and themselves thus reduced to poverty, complain, they are stigmatized as fretful, unwomanly grumblers.

And Mistral, in his memoirs, gives an amusing account of a philological battle fought over the letter "s" in a room behind one of the Marseilles bookshops between "the amateurs of trivialities, the rhymers of the white beard, the jealous, the grumblers," and the young innovators of the "fรฉlibrige.

Provided they are really ill, she sympathises with all the grumblers, but scolds them if they have reached the convalescent stage.

His face was ardent, his pantaloons were of white flannel, his expression of countenance was that of habitual discontent, but with a twinkle of geniality in the eye which redeemed the Grumbler from the usual tedium of his tribe.

398, n. 2; grumbler, a great, as a traveller, iii. 236, n. 2; Hamilton the bookseller, ii.

"Provincial Paper. * * * * * [Illustration: Born Grumbler.

"'Tis a xebec," growled the master, who was one of the grumblers of the day"a fellow with his hold crammed with a wine that would cover the handsomest woman's face in Lunnun with wrinkles.

No doubt some of them were confirmed grumblers, and many of them had what Colonel Christie called 'unreasonable expectations.'

T. [Footnote 1: Steele's papers had many imitations, as the Historian, here named; the Rhapsody, Observator, Moderator, Growler, Censor, Hermit, Surprize, Silent Monitor, Inquisitor, Pilgrim, Restorer, Instructor, Grumbler, &c.

The Grumbler was the production of the Antiquary Grose, and appeared in the English Chronicle, 1791.

Sweet Mr. Idler, if you did but know all, you would give no encouragement to such an unreasonable grumbler.

Ivan Petrovich spent the greater part of the year at Lavrikithat was the name of his chief hereditary estate; but in winter he used to go by himself to Moscow, where he put up at a hotel, attended his club assiduously, aired his eloquence freely, explained his plans in society, and more than ever gave himself out as an Anglomaniac, a grumbler, and a statesman.

Bog laughed, and explained this outburst, by saying to Pet, "It's only aunt's rheumatics;" but the old lady rejected the explanation, and went on scolding and faultfinding with such increased fierceness, that Pet hastily put on her bonnet and shawl, and bade the rheumatic grumbler "good-by," saying (which was true) that her father would be anxious about her.

* * * * * COUNT EBERHARD, THE GRUMBLER, OF WURTEMBERG.

Willie Thomson, of harsh and meagre upbringing, was the grumbler of his billet.

The Daily Express having invited its readers to intimate their opinion of that journal, Mr. Punch decided also to give the grumblers a chance of saying what they think of his production, and he now publishes a typical selection of the letters which have reached him: Sir,I gave up your journal many years ago on account of its partisanship, and never read it now.

I know has come in, of late, for some abuse, and some grumblers have made a dead set at it.

He is not a grumbler, not a dissatisfied extremist, not unpatriotic, but possesses a breadth of outlook patriotic in the highest sense.

The peace is always a German idea of peacefor the extreme grumblers do not talk freely in publicand the food talk is not always the result of the shortage, but of the great difficulty in getting what is to be obtained, together with the increasing monotony of the diet.

" Another negro, a story above, heard the complaint and dropped a brick on the grumbler's head.

Once, a determined Radical in Scotland, named Davy Armstrong, left his native village; and many years afterwards, an old fellow grumbler met him, and commenced the old song.

His friend was astonished, and soon perceived that Davy was no longer a grumbler, but a rank Tory.

* * * * * A sparkling, joyous nature, a kind of living protest against grumblers; he is fat and healthy, eats a great deal, every one likes him but only because they are afraid of the grumblers; he is a nobody, a Ham, only eats and laughs loud, and that's all; when he dies, every one sees that he had done nothing, that they had mistaken him for some one else.

* * * * * A sparkling, joyous nature, a kind of living protest against grumblers; he is fat and healthy, eats a great deal, every one likes him but only because they are afraid of the grumblers; he is a nobody, a Ham, only eats and laughs loud, and that's all; when he dies, every one sees that he had done nothing, that they had mistaken him for some one else.

* * * * * A grumbler: "But is turkey food?

* * * * * When a decent working-man takes himself and his work critically, people call him grumbler, idler, bore; but when an idle scoundrel shouts that it is necessary to work, he is applauded.

These men are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage."