I mean the timorous or carping few who doubt the tendency of such books as "Jane Eyre:" in whose eyes whatever is unusual is wrong; whose ears detect in each protest against bigotry — that parent of crime — an insult to piety, that regent of God on earth.
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By November Piedmont had evidently tired of my carping and unrelenting bitching about conditions at the school.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
"Ma chere, I serve a man who multiplied the loaves and fishes"—he smiled, nodding at the pool, where the swirls of the carps’ feeding were still subsiding—"who healed the sick and raised the dead.