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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 dollar she spends.
  • I don't begrudge her success. She's earned it.
  • begrudge = resent
  • 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
  • begrudges = gives unwillingly to
  • With ill-concealed resentment at him: Do you begrudge my bed, uncle?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • begrudge = give unwillingly
  • 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
  • I don't think anybody in Maycomb'll begrudge me a client, with times this hard.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • begrudge = resent
  • But pray, begrudge me not my anger!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • 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

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