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He fears a lawsuit from one of the aggrieved parties.
  feeling harmed by unfair treatment; or (more rarely) harming someone unfairly
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  • He fears a lawsuit from one of the aggrieved parties.
  • But his mother was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change in Gregor’s room and, highly aggrieved, ran back into the living room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she broke into convulsive tears.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • And how prosecute you him who in action is a deceiver and an oppressor, Yet who also is aggrieved and outraged?
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • He sighs, a deep aggrieved moan.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • He was drunken, aggrieved and threatening, and as deliberately irrational as an official who had decided to be malin.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • She thought about going outside and looking for her, but she dreaded the confrontation, the aggrieved looks.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • And Dunyasha, with clenched teeth, without replying but with an aggrieved look on her face, hastily got into the coach to rearrange the seat.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Eva looked downcast and aggrieved, and turned slowly.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Presently Alice appeared, her face rather aggrieved.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • He was evidently surprised and slightly aggrieved at his own ignorance.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome

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  • With the Krahn essentially replacing the Americo-Liberians as an American-backed oppressive ruling elite, it was only a matter of time before other ethnic groups felt aggrieved enough to revolt as well.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • HIGGINS [aggrieved] Do you mean that my language is improper?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • He removed his hat, and, saluting him with a sort of aggrieved awkwardness:— "Excuse me, Mr. Mayor—"
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Harry, who had just sighted the Snitch circling the opposite goalpost, pulled up feeling distinctly aggrieved.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • He felt aggrieved, moreover, that Scarlett should still look desolate after being offered the best of the County boys and Tara, too.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Albriech advanced between the houses with three beer casks tied to his back and an aggrieved look that was comic enough to make Baldor and several others laugh.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Pahom felt still more aggrieved, and let his anger loose upon the Elder and the Judges.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  How Much Land Does a Man Need?
  • "And pray, what time were you directed to appear, sir?" shouted the assistant superintendent, seeming for some unknown reason more and more aggrieved.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Its tone was that of a kindly heart aggrieved by injuries undeserved.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • If to this be added the fact that, in consequence of the ex parte application of the spur, one side of the mare appeared to journey faster than the other; and that the aggrieved flank was resolutely indicated by unremitted flourishes of a bushy tail, we finish the picture of both horse and man.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • "After she promised," Carla says, nodding, aggrieved.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Looking aggrieved, Max stalked past them both, his book clutched to his chest.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • When Balin saw that, he was sore aggrieved, for he might not help the damosel.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Carrie was ashamed, and Drouet aggrieved.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Fudge subsided into what was clearly an aggrieved silence, but it was broken almost immediately by the portrait, which suddenly spoke in its crisp, official voice.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • "A promise is a promise," he concluded, still aggrieved.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • ROS (aggrieved, aggressive) : Well, I won-didn’t I?
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Is there any enjoyment in it, if his opinion is that he is aggrieved?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • When Balin saw that, he was sore aggrieved, for he might not help the damosel.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • We don’t feel threatened and aggrieved in quite the same way other towns do.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • It was because you felt insulted and aggrieved, and you remained to vindicate yourself by showing off your intelligence.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • The woman encountered him with an aggrieved air.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • The aggrieved virtue of the burly man made him want to laugh.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Now, after the surprise, there was the flash of fury, then the merely humble and aggrieved expression and the placating whine, "What made you go and do that now, Boss, what made you go and do that?"
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • …he sat still for a moment, and as he steadfastly looked into the mate’s malignant eye and perceived the stacks of powder-casks heaped up in him and the slow-match silently burning along towards them; as he instinctively saw all this, that strange forbearance and unwillingness to stir up the deeper passionateness in any already ireful being—a repugnance most felt, when felt at all, by really valiant men even when aggrieved—this nameless phantom feeling, gentlemen, stole over Steelkilt.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • They had been with the outfit longer, and felt aggrieved.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Rosamond felt that she was aggrieved, and that this was what Lydgate had to recognize.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • "I didn’t say a word to the barkeep," I pointed out in an aggrieved tone as I rubbed the spot on my head where his heavy seal ring had hit.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • …to the barber, was that he himself should assume the disguise of a wandering damsel, while the other should try as best he could to pass for a squire, and that they should thus proceed to where Don Quixote was, and he, pretending to be an aggrieved and distressed damsel, should ask a favour of him, which as a valiant knight-errant he could not refuse to grant; and the favour he meant to ask him was that he should accompany her whither she would conduct him, in order to redress a wrong…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • She was aggrieved and wounded that the possession of hopeless love from Gabriel, which she had grown to regard as her inalienable right for life, should have been withdrawn just at his own pleasure in this way.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • There was a presence in the room, her aggrieved, overlooked ten-year-old self, a girl even quieter than Briony, who used to wonder at the massive emptiness of time, and marvel that the nineteenth century was about to end.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Old Mr. Graysford and young Mr. Sorley made converts during a famine, because they distributed food; but when times improved they were naturally left alone again, and though surprised and aggrieved each time this happened, they never learnt wisdom.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • …locked in one another’s arms, drawing attention to their illicit proceedings and leading up to a domestic rumpus and the erring fair one begging forgiveness of her lord and master upon her knees and promising to sever the connection and not receive his visits any more if only the aggrieved husband would overlook the matter and let bygones be bygones with tears in her eyes though possibly with her tongue in her fair cheek at the same time as quite possibly there were several others.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Since I did not have the courage to quit, my time in the system became an inquest into the nature of aggrieved innocence.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The truth is said to be that when Sir Leicester came down to Lincolnshire for good, Mr. Boythorn showed a manifest desire to abandon his right of way and do whatever Sir Leicester would, which Sir Leicester, conceiving to be a condescension to his illness or misfortune, took in such high dudgeon, and was so magnificently aggrieved by, that Mr. Boythorn found himself under the necessity of committing a flagrant trespass to restore his neighbour to himself.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • I was aggrieved against him, as though he had cheated me—me!
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Manuel looked troubled and somewhat aggrieved.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • He felt not only anxious because of this, but unbearably aggrieved and sad about them.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • He is already sorely aggrieved at me because I will not go about half naked as he does.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • There was a tinge of sadness in his deep joy; Dinah knew it, and did not feel aggrieved.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
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