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resent
used in Main Street

23 uses
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?  —14 uses
exact meaning not specified
Definition
to feel anger or unhappiness at having to accept something — often something seen as unjust or something that creates jealousy
  • She resented his gaping at their private rites.
    Chapter 28 (43% in)
  • She resented his clumsiness.
    Chapter 6 (93% in)
  • She was relieved by the admiration with which the jeune fille Rita Simons looked at the steel buckles on her pumps; but she resented Mrs. Howland's tart demand, "Don't you find that new couch of yours is too broad to be practical?"
    Chapter 7 (61% in)
  • I remember when a Latin teacher came here from Wellesley, they resented her broad A. Were sure it was affected.
    Chapter 8 (23% in)
  • I didn't want to speak of it but since you've brought it up: Chet Dashaway probably resents the fact that you got this new furniture down in the Cities instead of here.
    Chapter 8 (82% in)
  • She resented this outsider's knowledge of her shame.
    Chapter 9 (85% in)
  • She was embarrassed rather than resentful.
    Chapter 10 (95% in)
  • There was, it seemed, no person in town who was not living a life of shame except Mrs. Bogart, and naturally she resented it.
    Chapter 15 (51% in)
  • The first day she hated him for the tides of pain and hopeless fear he had caused; she resented his raw ugliness.
    Chapter 20 (11% in)
  • They were like the Sunday-afternoon mob starting at monkeys in the Zoo, poking fingers and making faces and giggling at the resentment of the more dignified race.
    Chapter 20 (45% in)
  • Carol was a little resentful of the manner in which the men assumed that they did not care to fish.
    Chapter 23 (45% in)
  • Her ambition was to get to bed at nine; her strongest emotion was resentment over rising at half-past six to care for Hugh.
    Chapter 24 (51% in)
  • Resentfully, "I am!"
    Chapter 28 (64% in)
  • Carol sounded resentful.
    Chapter 31 (49% in)

There are no more uses of "resent" flagged with this meaning in Main Street.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
?  —9 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • For some reason which was totally mysterious to Carol, Maud Dyer seemed to resent her return.
    Chapter 39 (47% in)
  • I resent it.
    Chapter 8 (27% in)
  • Perhaps they resent some things in you.
    Chapter 8 (28% in)
  • Of course the illiterate ones resent your references to anything farther away than Minneapolis.
    Chapter 8 (32% in)
  • She felt that these independent citizens, who had been taught that they belonged to a democracy, would resent her trying to play Lady Bountiful.
    Chapter 10 (33% in)
  • Carol did not resent their criticisms, she didn't very much resent their sudden knowledge, so long as they let her make pictures.
    Chapter 18 (47% in)
  • Carol did not resent their criticisms, she didn't very much resent their sudden knowledge, so long as they let her make pictures.
    Chapter 18 (47% in)
  • Carol did not resent their assumption that she was too ignorant to be admitted to masculine mysteries.
    Chapter 24 (86% in)
  • He'd simply resent my butting in."
    Chapter 25 (36% in)

There are no more uses of "resent" in Main Street.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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