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filed a grievance with the labor board
  the cause of a complaint (real or imagined); or the complaint in formally written form
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  • filed a grievance with the labor board
  • The First Amendment also says Congress will make no law depriving the right of people to peaceably "assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
  • It is a long-standing grievance.
  • French workers frequently air their grievances in street demonstrations.

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  • Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
    Colossians 3:13 (NIV)
  • are one of those chaps who have always got a grievance.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • If, then, Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen have a grievance against anybody, the courts are open and there are proconsuls. They can press charges.
    Acts 19:38 (NIV)
  • I told him gently of our grievances,
    Shakespeare  --  King Henry IV, Part 1
  • She released her grievances like handfuls of birdseed: They are there, and they are gone.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Could we create a board to oversee grievances?
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • There were seven improv comedy groups, nine swim teams—there had been an inter-staff meet last Wednesday, hundreds of swimmers participating, and a hundred messages were about the contest, who won, some glitch with the results and how a mediator would be on campus to settle any lingering questions or grievances.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • People began going to Fazlullah and his men to resolve grievances about anything from business matters to personal feuds.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The inmate teachers had reportedly sneaked samples of the mold to a sympathetic outsider for analysis and filed a grievance.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • …civic-minded and disinterested groups as various Fish and Game clubs, while members of the business community — in particular the manufacturers of some well-known brands of ammunition — have lent their weight to the support of these legitimate grievances of the voting public of this Great Dominion, because their grievance is the complaint that the wolves are killing all the deer, and more and more of our fellow citizens are coming back from more and more hunts with less and less deer.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • "Two grievances are recorded against Kvothe by Master Hemme," The Chancellor said sternly, not taking his eyes away from me.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • People with problems or grievances or arguments came from all over the land to seek advice, and even the two brothers, who by this time were fighting continuously, often called upon them to help decide matters of state.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • While wiping at his clothes, my father spoke kindly to the man and ended by resolving his grievance.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • I felt as if I were pouring out the whole year’s grievances.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • From the Stromberg Carlson phonograph a contralto voice enveloped the room in a lover’s hectic grievance, while Wilhelmine, the housekeeper, stood listening to it, audibly humming as she pawed through a stack of silken female underwear.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Women collect grievances, hold grudges and change shape.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • All have claims and grievances against the gods or their pet heroes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "God, but she could hold on to a grievance," he said, with a half-humorous wince, wiping his hand down the front of his face.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He was a man with many grievances, at least one of which appears justified.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • I want to bring in my men so that they too can hear your grievances and take warning.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • He was the sort of man the bosses like to get hold of, the sort they make it a grievance they cannot get hold of.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • See, where he comes: so please you step aside; I’ll know his grievance or be much denied.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • But, all those years, I’d been blind to a greater truth, which lay unacknowledged and unappreciated, buried deep beneath my grievances.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Mrs. Bennet had many grievances to relate, and much to complain of.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • "Barrymore considers that he has a grievance," he said.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • That she was sick of Nana twisting the truths of their life and making her, Mariam, another of her grievances against the world.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • I did want to know, but I hadn’t thought of asking her, and I guessed she was making a grievance of it.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • If all the grievances that stand between Elves and Dwarves are to be brought up here, we may as well abandon this Council.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • And even when they became discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontent led nowhere, because being without general ideas, they could only focus it on petty specific grievances.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • ’Oh,’ said I. And out came the grievance.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • She did not comprehend it; and hard work I had to obtain a promise that she would not lay the grievance before her father.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • And Guitar was becoming just like them—except he made no excuses for himself—just agreed, it seemed to Milkman, with every grievance he heard.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • If Ajihad told you of my past, you should know that I have grievances enough to fight the Empire until it is nothing but scattered ashes.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • But the bitterness of her old grievance promptly stiffened up her wavering determination.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • The friend, with a grievance in his eye, went to the youth.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Mercedes nursed a special grievance—the grievance of sex.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Little Toomai went off without saying a word, but he told Kala Nag all his grievances while he was examining his feet.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • When we reached England, Samuel and I presented the Olinka’s grievances to the bishop of the English branch of our church, a youngish man wearing spectacles who sat thumbing through a stack of Samuel’s yearly reports.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • "But nobody cares about their grievances," I said.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Had it taken place only once a year, it would have been a grievance.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Nourishing a grievance against the Arch-Community-Songster was useless; there was no possibility of being revenged on the Chief Bottler or the Assistant Predestinator.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Perhaps Zeena had failed to see the new doctor or had not liked his counsels: Ethan knew that in such cases the first person she met was likely to be held responsible for her grievance.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • HIGGINS [brusquely, recognizing her with unconcealed disappointment, and at once, baby-like, making an intolerable grievance of it] Why, this is the girl I jotted down last night.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • What was needed was a sense of justice and a sympathy with European affairs, but a remote sympathy not dulled by petty interests; a moral superiority over those sovereigns of the day who co-operated with him; a mild and attractive personality; and a personal grievance against Napoleon.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Nor should we permit our grievances to overshadow our opportunities.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Be assured of this, That the magnifico is much beloved; And hath, in his effect, a voice potential As double as the duke’s: he will divorce you; Or put upon you what restraint and grievance The law,—with all his might to enforce it on,— Will give him cable.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
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