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rankle
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Gone with the Wind
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  • His tall brothers were a grim, quiet lot, in whom the family tradition of past glories, lost forever, rankled in unspoken hate and crackled out in bitter humor.
  • "I don’t know why you’re so happy this morning," said Suellen crossly, for the thought still rankled in her mind that she would look far better in Scarlett’s green silk dancing frock than its rightful owner would.
  • Her words and her actions rankled in too many hearts for many people to care whether this scandal hurt her or not.

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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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