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rankle
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The Aeneid
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  • So when the watchful shepherd, from the blind, Wounds with a random shaft the careless hind, Distracted with her pain she flies the woods, Bounds o’er the lawn, and seeks the silent floods, With fruitless care; for still the fatal dart Sticks in her side, and rankles in her heart.

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  • Her insults still rankle in my mind.
  • Administrators are rankled by the drop in their school’s ranking in US News.

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