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rankle
used in Notes from the Underground

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Definition
to annoy or make angry — often over a long period of time
  • The base and nasty desire to vent that spite on its assailant rankles perhaps even more nastily in it than in L'HOMME DE LA NATURE ET DE LA VERITE.
    1.3 — Part 1 Chapter 3 (28% in)
  • Why, to tell long stories, showing how I have spoiled my life through morally rotting in my corner, through lack of fitting environment, through divorce from real life, and rankling spite in my underground world, would certainly not be interesting; a novel needs a hero, and all the traits for an anti-hero are EXPRESSLY gathered together here, and what matters most, it all produces an unpleasant impression, for we are all divorced from life, we are all cripples, every one of us, more or...
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (76% in)

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