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grievance
used in The Adventures of Augie March

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Definition
the cause of a complaint (real or imagined); or the complaint in formally written form
  • To develop from crippled girl into crippled woman, in the family, in the house, such staleness and hardship—that's what it makes for, darkness, saturninity, oversat grievance.
    Chapter 9 (16% in)
  • Giving herself these feminine cares in the brightness of her suite in the soft-blown-open summer beauty, she was not satisfied without social digging and the toil of grievances and antipathies.
    Chapter 8 (47% in)
  • She didn't seem to recall what grievances she had against me either, and when we sat down together on a bench in the parlor, between some silent old people, asked me, "And how is—is jener, the idiot?"
    Chapter 9 (25% in)
  • Not that she had any special grievance where she worked, but she believed in unions and she was on fine terms with her organizer, a man named Grammick.
    Chapter 13 (9% in)
  • Instead there was a rush on me of people having to have immediate action; some hand-hacked old kitchen stiff as thickened with grease as a miner or sandhog would be with clay, wanting me to go and see his boss, subito; or an Indian would bring his grievances written in a poem on a paper bag soaked with doughnut oil.
    Chapter 13 (15% in)
  • But what you must do meanwhile is get ready, have your people sign the cards, and prepare your demands and grievances.
    Chapter 13 (19% in)
  • On behalf of the writers I had been reading I felt a grievance too.
    Chapter 16 (86% in)
  • She was hot, shaky, and hasty, and heavy clear tears gave her eyes that crazy largeness of grievance that sometimes they would get.
    Chapter 17 (51% in)

There are no more uses of "grievance" in The Adventures of Augie March.

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