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Definition to resent (feel bitterness—usually over unfairness); or to give unwillingly
  • I don't begrudge her making a profit, but this is unreasonable.
begrudge = resent (feel bitter about)
  • She begrudges every check she writes him.
  • who wouldn't begrudge the loss of that sweet day?
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • begrudge = resent (wish it had not been lost)
  • Granpa didn't begrudge the money.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • begrudge = give unwillingly
  • I know that I deserve my punishment. I do not begrudge it.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • begrudge = resent
  • Dr. Bechel doesn't even begrudge the fact that we kidnapped him.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • He missed Saphira's companionship, but he knew that she had only a short time to spend with Firnen, and he begrudged her not her happiness.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Likely enough the Unmaker didn't begrudge Alvin his friend's life.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Even so, he didn't begrudge his mother's desire to bake him a cake to celebrate the transplant.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • He missed the bird, begrudged him by Apollo, hitting instead the cord that tethered her.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • She didn't begrudge me a few minutes of quiet, but the table-setting came first.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • I did not begrudge him this triumph in articulo mortis, this almost posthumous illusion of having trampled all the earth under his feet.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Those are expenses which I do not begrudge.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "One should not begrudge me my little bit of revenge," Hans Castorp went on.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Well, I don't begrudge him that.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • He begrudged Emma this constant victory.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • These days, he begrudged no one his success.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • You wouldn't begrudge her bringin' me a little swallow, would you, Billy Boy?
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Begrudgingly Fache told the operator to forward the call.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Aspen made his way down the hall, and Kota slowly, begrudgingly sat as well.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One

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