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grievance
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
the cause of a complaint (real or imagined); or the complaint in formally written form
  • Still, the sight of the peacock opportunely spreading his tail on the stackyard wall, just as they reached Garum Firs, was enough to divert the mind temporarily from personal grievances.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (18% in)
  • That was what she did this morning on reaching the attic, sobbing all the while with a passion that expelled every other form of consciousness,—even the memory of the grievance that had caused it.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- Tom Is Expected (26% in)
  • Tom never lived to taste another moment so delicious as that; and Maggie couldn't help forgetting her own grievances.
    5.6 -- Book 5 Chapter 6 -- The Hard-Won Triumph (81% in)
  • Her feeling under his words was complicated by the allusion to the last scene between her father and Wakem; and at length that painful, solemn memory surmounted the immediate grievance.
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- Brother and Sister (80% in)
  • Nothing was wanted, then, but for dear Tom, who always had that pleasant smile when he looked at cousin Lucy, to turn completely round, say the opposite of what he had always said before, and declare that he, for his part, was delighted that all the old grievances should be healed, and that Maggie should have Philip with all suitable despatch; in cousin Lucy's opinion nothing could be easier.
    6.12 -- Book 6 Chapter 12 -- A Family Party (86% in)

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