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  • The others, disgruntled, turned their energy toward solving the riddle.   (source)
  • "YOU KNOW EVERYTHING YET TO COME!" he screamed at the disgruntled mailman.   (source)
    disgruntled = unhappy
  • With a disgruntled sigh, the captain grabbed a blanket from the nearby sofa and tossed it over her.   (source)
  • I take it that's where your disgruntled clients have ended up.†   (source)
  • Instead he blew out a disgruntled sigh.†   (source)
  • As though Attean sensed that Matt was disgruntled, he stopped, whipped out his knife, and neatly sliced off two shining gobs of dried sap from a nearby spruce.†   (source)
  • This includes persons pursuing a political agenda, religious extremists, or other disgruntled individuals.†   (source)
  • Boris, in the dark, made a disgruntled noise at this and seemed about to say something when all of a sudden a scrawny wild-haired boy of maybe twenty-two, with an old fashioned mercury thermometer sticking out of his mouth, came lurching out of the kitchen, shielding his eyes with his hand against the upheld lamp.†   (source)
  • One night they contributed to his wardrobe—a flake of garlic skin—and were deeply offended when he rejected it along with the rest of his armor from which he emerged—disgruntled, naked, snot-colored.†   (source)
  • By the time Tanner Bolt was done, everyone—the police department, two West Side Chicago gang members, a disgruntled club bouncer—was implicated except Cody Olsen, who walked out of the courtroom and bought cocktails all around.†   (source)
  • And coming up the hill was a very disgruntled-looking cat.†   (source)
  • I can't have the school board find out about this — I can't let some disgruntled students ruin it for everyone.†   (source)
  • Cunyuan was sounding bitter, disgruntled.†   (source)
  • But over everything lay the shadow: not only the illness, but her whole disgruntled and disappointed life.†   (source)
  • While they discussed things to do in Port Angeles or maybe Hoquiam, I began to feel disgruntled.†   (source)
  • These tribesmen drove their way over sixteen-thousand-foot mountains, seeking help from the disgruntled Baluchistan chiefs, who were now bored sideways by Pakistan and Afghanistan, Great Britain, Iran, the U.S.A., Russia, and anyone else who tried to tell them what to do.†   (source)
  • Chicago's population had topped one million for the first time, making the city the second most populous in the nation after New York, although disgruntled residents of Philadelphia, previously in second place, were quick to point out that Chicago had cheated by annexing large expanses of land just in time for the 1890 decadal census.†   (source)
  • I stop in front of the doors and make a disgruntled sound in my throat.†   (source)
  • The doctor looked at me with a disgruntled expression.†   (source)
  • Seemingly informal "rap sessions" were held with disgruntled employees.†   (source)
  • One day, not long afterward, he was assaulted with a garden fork by disgruntled BC members.†   (source)
  • The magus was disgruntled that we hadn't made better time.†   (source)
  • He greeted her with a disgruntled meow.†   (source)
  • But he looks disgruntled, and I feel bad.†   (source)
  • Just last month, agents foiled an attempt on Kennedy's life by a disgruntled former postal worker who planned to blow him up with dynamite.†   (source)
  • She was staring at me with huge eyes and she definitely looked disgruntled.†   (source)
  • Officials from the Japanese Sumo Association typically dismiss any such charges as fabrications by disgruntled former wrestlers.†   (source)
  • After five years of a sad and disgruntled marriage BoyBoy took off.†   (source)
  • Always, though, as these scenes resolved themselves—disgruntled bassetts going away to lick their paws—my mother, father, and Mary would return to their rooms.†   (source)
  • Viktor gives directions to a radiation clinic on the outskirts of the city and we drive out there in a mood of some disgruntlement (Brian and I) even if we are unresisting, too stilled by the pickle jars to make an open complaint.†   (source)
  • Maybe a disgruntled classmate had ratted her out?†   (source)
  • Roth called my name — the usual disgruntled glower was all over his face.†   (source)
  • Sana pulls off her cloak, and her short, dark hair tufts out like a disgruntled bird's.†   (source)
  • To my surprise and to the disgruntlement of his family, Moody agreed to a Tuesday afternoon party.†   (source)
  • Those accused ranged from an anarchist group called the Societe Internationale to a disgruntled fire extinguisher salesman who, it was alleged, was upset at sluggish sales and decided to demonstrate for Chicago why his product was vital.†   (source)
  • Half-starved and disgruntled, they came from both Boston and from the British ships in harbor, and nearly always with bits of news or descriptions of their travails, word of which would spread rapidly through the camps the next day.†   (source)
  • Corporal Whitcomb, an atheist, was a disgruntled subordinate who felt he could do the chaplain's job much better than the chaplain was doing it and viewed himself, therefore, as an underprivileged victim of social inequity.†   (source)
  • She mounted a telephone campaign, driving home the point to military officials that they did not want to deal with the adverse publicity that the disgruntled widow of an Iwo Jima flagraiser could generate.†   (source)
  • "Well, I am," says Camel, disgruntled.†   (source)
  • "Not really," I begin disgruntledly.†   (source)
  • Toby had become a shaggy black horse, and as the disgruntled smee cantered up the road, Max found his sense of adventure returning.†   (source)
  • Then-and this'll test the talents of the old Saint Alex we all knew and revered-word is passed on that there's someone who wants this dangerous, disgruntled turncoat more than they do.†   (source)
  • That could be the work of a disgruntled soldier, Thomas thought.†   (source)
  • One editor who'd open his trap at the wrong time could do us more harm than ten disgruntled millionaires.†   (source)
  • But you could work them out....and thereby avoid the chronic sickness of representative government, the disgruntled minority which feels—correctly!†   (source)
  • You have the air of a disgruntled magnate.†   (source)
  • Across the street, the man at the bus stop looked impatiently left and right, as though disgruntled about the unreliability of public transportation.†   (source)
  • When a disgruntled servant informed Doña Zaida about the changes in her country house, she descended on the ranch in a fury and restored the villa to its former state.†   (source)
  • I explained to the disgruntled fans that Willie was only trying to make Duck Commander better, and that without the changes he made they wouldn't be able to see Phil, Jase, and Si shooting ducks anywhere, because there wouldn't be enough money to produce the DVDs.†   (source)
  • DRUMMOND slouches, disgruntled   (source)
  • forwarded in April to the General-Adjutant in St. Petersburg and now somewhere in the Krasnyi Arkhiv, it was the Disgruntled that had vanished during the night.†   (source)
  • The clerks sat writing silently in the peaceful office, disgruntled at the growing complication of their work, and exchanging ironic glances.†   (source)
  • A disgruntled employee, or some trash improperly disposed of, something like that.   (source)
    disgruntled = unhappy and angry
  • The naked Toucan had startled me more than any ax-wielding disgruntled ex-employee.   (source)
  • Disgruntled, I hung up and looked around to find the rest of the herd.   (source)
    disgruntled = dissatisfied
  • Owls hooted to one another in a disgruntled sort of way over the babble and the scraping of heavy trunks.   (source)
    disgruntled = annoyed
  • 'Well, there are two fifth-year prefects from each house,' said Hermione, looking thoroughly disgruntled as she took her seat.   (source)
    disgruntled = dissatisfied
  • "Just have to find out for ourselves, then," said Ron, and they left Hagrid looking disgruntled and hurried off to the library.   (source)
    disgruntled = unhappy
  • [Max Vandenburg] was also a little disappointed. Even disgruntled. As he watched his uncle sink slowly into the bed, he decided that he would never allow himself to die like that.   (source)
    disgruntled = dissatisfied
  • There's a skylight, over a central space floored in ersatz cobblestones, with freshly painted green park benches and planters containing a few disgruntled shrubs.   (source)
    disgruntled = unhappy (not looking good)
  • I thought about the fact that I had absolutely no choice in the matter; I was going to be shackled whether I was cooperative, disgruntled, or prone with a knee in the small of my back or a boot on my chest.†   (source)
  • Still, the son of Poseidon looked disgruntled.†   (source)
  • Alex and Sam just stood there looking mildly disgruntled.†   (source)
  • He pursed his lips, trying not to laugh at my disgruntled tone.†   (source)
  • Ron said nothing, but looked disgruntled.†   (source)
  • He was rather disgruntled and did 'not know.'†   (source)
  • She touched my face, thinking of the difference and feeling disgruntled.†   (source)
  • Seamus was not the only person disgruntled by the choice of Katie's substitute.†   (source)
  • Every now and then she threw a disgruntled look at Ron, who was completely ignoring her.†   (source)
  • Seth's a bit disgruntled that he can't claim a single-handed defeat now.†   (source)
  • You didn't get much good out of your birthday presents last year," he said in a disgruntled voice.†   (source)
  • Harry watched her go, feeling slightly disgruntled.†   (source)
  • The wolves all made a disgruntled face at the last part.†   (source)
  • Where the dog had stood was a disgruntled-looking black kitten with golden eyes.†   (source)
  • He made a disgruntled face, as if the stunt personally offended him.†   (source)
  • Colonel Scheisskopf demanded with disgruntled suspicion.†   (source)
  • He seemed as disgruntled by praise as he was by badgering.†   (source)
  • And, sure enough, a disgruntled ball of fur trotted out of the bushes, complaining the entire time.†   (source)
  • Though you seem disgruntled, you seem like a magnate nonetheless.†   (source)
  • So hard that two of them had to be taken out along with Teagarten and our disgruntled Mole.†   (source)
  • Harry got dressed and was just persuading a disgruntled Hedwig to get back into her cage when Ron banged his way into the room, pulling a sweatshirt over his head and looking irritable.†   (source)
  • Ron looked slightly disgruntled.†   (source)
  • Squinting toward the entrance, he saw two panting wizards carrying a vast golden cup into the box, which they handed to Cornelius Fudge, who was still looking very disgruntled that he'd been using sign language all day for nothing.†   (source)
  • Despite the reforming tendencies of the country's present government, the town abounds both in disgruntled Tories, and also in petty provincial snobberies; and I anticipate that your bearish and carelessly dressed, and what is more to the purpose, your Yankee democrat friend, will be viewed with some suspicion by its more partisan inhabitants.†   (source)
  • "I would suggest that you pay attention to these disgruntled students and stop worrying about what the school board will do," Mrs. Baez said.†   (source)
  • "Greenhouse three today, chaps!" said Professor Sprout, who was looking distinctly disgruntled, not at all her usual cheerful self.†   (source)
  • That's exactly why they're disgruntled.†   (source)
  • He was met with the disgruntled looks of Torin and four other government officials all sitting at a long table, along with an additional dozen faces peering out from their respective netscreens on the paneled wall before him.†   (source)
  • Meany, Jr., and a staff sergeant in his thirties—"A DISGRUNTLED CAREER MAN," according to Owen; but the staff sergeant had an Italian wife whose homemade pasta was "SUCH AN IMPROVEMENT ON HESTER'S THAT IT MAKES THE STAFF SERGEANT OCCASIONALLY WORTH LISTENING TO."†   (source)
  • 'I'm not saying what she did was sensible,' said Hermione, as Ginny joined them, just as muddy as Ron and looking equally disgruntled.†   (source)
  • "Here —" He gave a drink to Dumbledore, who had sat down without invitation, thrust the tray at Harry, and then sank into the cushions of the repaired sofa and a disgruntled silence.†   (source)
  • Professor Trelawney nodded curtly and, looking very disgruntled, turned her back on Professor Umbridge and continued to give out books.†   (source)
  • She led her sodden and disgruntled team back into the changing rooms, insisting that the practice had not been a waste of time, though without any real conviction in her voice.†   (source)
  • Harry turned to see Hermione stalking off; he caught up with her, having no wish to stay behind with Ron and Lavender, but to his surprise, Ron caught up with them only a little way beyond the portrait hole, his ears bright red and his expression disgruntled.†   (source)
  • 'I thought this evening we should just go over the things we've done so far, because it's the last meeting before the holidays and there's no point starting anything new right before a three-week break —' 'We're not doing anything new?' said Zacharias Smith, in a disgruntled whisper loud enough to carry through the room.†   (source)
  • The only sound was the fountain gurgling forlornly and the occasional squawk of a disgruntled parrot.†   (source)
  • But Porter knows a simple truth: this is a perfect opportunity for a disgruntled southerner to take a shot at Grant, then disappear in an instant.†   (source)
  • I declined mine, explaining to a disgruntled Jamie that I couldn't talk and chew at the same time; I suspected that he would save one for me, obstinate as ever.†   (source)
  • The next windows contain disgruntled mannequins, their pelvises thrust out, their shoulders flung this way and that, making them look like hunchbacked ax murderers.†   (source)
  • I was happy for the excursion, but disgruntled with the dress code and expecting a boring evening with yet another turban man.†   (source)
  • The patches aren't fast enough, and before we know it disgruntled men swarm the ticket wagon demanding refunds.†   (source)
  • Jean Bastien-Thiry, a disgruntled former air force lieutenant colonel, will be found guilty and become the last man in French history to be shot by a firing squad.†   (source)
  • He would then represent those four thousand affirmatively, with no disgruntled minority, for what would have been a minority in a territorial constituency would all be free to start other petitions or join in them.†   (source)
  • Now I realized anew that these women were caught in a trap just as surely as I, subject to the rules of a man's world, disgruntled but obedient.†   (source)
  • I pretend to be a disgruntled "Just for curiosity," Bourne had interrupted, "under those circumstances how should candidates react?"†   (source)
  • 'Ah, Marchese Milo,' he declared with effusive pleasure, pushing the fat, disgruntled woman out the door without even looking toward her.†   (source)
  • Storms and scurvy managed to destroy or discourage every vessel in this armada except the game little Disgruntled, which showed up off the coast of California about a year later.†   (source)
  • The Peter Pinguid Society was named for the commanding officer of the Confederate man-of-war Disgruntled, who early in 1863 had set sail with the daring plan of bringing a task force around Cape Horn to attack San Francisco and thus open a second front in the War for Southern Independence.†   (source)
  • He was relieved, however, as well; it left him with only one disgruntled person to deal with.†   (source)
  • The boys had felt disgruntled at first, at being put in a woman's band.†   (source)
  • Disgruntled, he flung himself back at the railing beside a stoop.†   (source)
  • Disgruntled he counts out the money from his wallet.†   (source)
  • He was an oldish man now, and fussy, and somewhat disgruntled at having been wakened at this hour.†   (source)
  • Pa looks at her, his shabby profile that of anticipant and disgruntled annoyance.†   (source)
  • Pa leans above the bed in the twilight, his humped silhouette partaking of that owl-like quality of awry-feathered, disgruntled outrage within which lurks a wisdom too profound or too inert for even thought.†   (source)
  • Besides, the dashing blockade runners were bringing in these very things under the Yankees' disgruntled noses, and that made the possession of them many times more thrilling.†   (source)
  • Duane, watching the disgruntled outlaw, marveled at him and wondered what was in his mind.†   (source)
  • There were wet hats and wet shoulders, a cold, shrunken, disgruntled mass, pouring in between bleak walls.†   (source)
  • Jett and his two disgruntled men took up their quarrel and spent a long, noisy, angry hour round the camp fire.†   (source)
  • In brief, he was a little disgruntled by the turn things had taken, or at least by what the major's wife had to say, but otherwise very excited and pleased at having carried out his plan.†   (source)
  • He ambles near with disgruntled hindquarters.†   (source)
  • But this small band of disgruntlement fell apart quickly, some wandering out the door, talking about work to catch up on; how the rain had cooled things down.   (source)
    disgruntlement = dissatisfaction
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