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I don’t begrudge her making a profit, but this is unreasonable.
  to resent (feel bitterness—usually over unfairness); or to give unwillingly
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  • I don’t begrudge her making a profit, but this is unreasonable.
  • She begrudges every check she writes him.
  • I know that I deserve my punishment. I do not begrudge it.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • Granpa didn’t begrudge the money.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree

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  • who wouldn’t begrudge the loss of that sweet day?
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • —and Nick just gave a flat begrudging thanks.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • These days, he begrudged no one his success.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Aspen made his way down the hall, and Kota slowly, begrudgingly sat as well.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Dad huffed, his tone begrudging.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • I left the shop wearing a pair of rubber boots so large my sneakers fit inside and so heavy it was difficult to keep up with my begrudging guide.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • He’s the only one on this ship who doesn’t seem to begrudge my existence.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • What would his father say about begrudging a stranger a meal and a night’s rest?
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • "Begrudge a kinsman a bite, do ye?" he asked, not interrupting his chewing.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • All around, the High Houses rise to their feet, begrudgingly or not.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • With ill-concealed resentment at him: Do you begrudge my bed, uncle?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • And I’ve never begrudged you the time you’ve spent with Clary.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • I don’t know of any landowner around here who begrudges those children any game their father can hit.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Laila begrudged whoever had gotten to sit behind her daughter, to flip sections of her hair one over the other, had asked her to sit still.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • I may have begrudged her my father’s attention, but I respected her way of handling things.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Parwana envies her brother, but she does not entirely begrudge him even if he does—she knows that there is more than an element of penance in the monthly cash that he brings her.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Father doesn’t begrudge us those few hours and thinks it’s nice we get along so well.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • "I don’t begrudge you a thing."
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • She begrudged me every mouthful, threatening me that we would want it much more tomorrow.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Unlike Kim, Steve didn’t begrudge Ronnie the fact that she was growing up.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • I am sure the Dark Lord will not begrudge you the girl, Greyback, after what you have done tonight.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Could I begrudge her that?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I don’t begrudge him.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Jordan wasn’t much for organized religion, but he didn’t begrudge others their chosen comforts.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He had lived so long not knowing who—or even what—he really was, she could hardly begrudge him the careful alphabetization of his poetry collection.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Think: we were there nine years, and we tried everything, all stratagems against them, up to the bitter end that Zeus begrudged us.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • You begrudged your lump of a son," a little old man suddenly began attacking Dron—"and so they took my Vanka to be shaved for a soldier!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • They are enshrined in the hearts of all loyal Southerners, and no one begrudges them the scant monetary returns they make for their risks.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • You wouldn’t begrudge her bringin’ me a little swallow, would you, Billy Boy?
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • He missed the bird, begrudged him by Apollo, hitting instead the cord that tethered her.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • ’But it’s time you began sitting up, and I don’t begrudge the cost one tiny bit.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • I begrudged the room that Jake and Otto and Russian Peter took up in my memory, which I wanted to crowd with other things.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • Those are expenses which I do not begrudge.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • I would sooner walk than sit on the back of any beast so great, free or begrudged.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • It may be as you say," he continued, reverting to the purport of Heyward’s last remark; "and the greater the reason why we should cut our steaks, and let the carcass drive down the stream, or we shall have the pack howling along the cliffs, begrudging every mouthful we swallow.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • A man on the dole goes home after a day with the bookie or the newspaper and his wife will not begrudge him a few minutes with the ease and peace of his cigarette and his tea and time to sit in his chair and think of the world.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • She begrudged them the few crumbs of learning she threw at them.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Still, she was content with her lot and did not begrudge Katrina and Roran their happiness.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • If you begrudge Maury your food, whyaren’t you man enough tosay so to his face.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • He begrudged Emma this constant victory.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • He don’t seem to mind though, except to begrudge the time while they ain’t out on the trail, the time wasted setting down.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Then Wang Lung set himself robustly to the soil and he begrudged even the hours he must spend in the house for food and sleep.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • Undoubtedly, Harry thought, watching him over the top of his own book, Malfoy was begrudging the time he could otherwise be spending in the Room of Requirement.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Therefore begrudging neither augury Nor other divination that is thine, O save thyself, thy country, and thy king, Save all from this defilement of blood shed.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • He remained staring miserably across at the hills, whose still beauty he begrudged.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • To accept it would require awakening fully into the terrible necessities of Arrakis where they must guard even fractional traces of moisture, hoarding the few drops in the tent’s catchpockets, begrudging a breath wasted on the open air.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
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