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rankle
used in Lonesome Dove

5 uses
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Definition
to annoy or make angry — often over a long period of time
  • He knew he had become a poor second in Lorena's affections to the man just in front of him, and the knowledge rankled.
    Chapters 9-10 (61% in)
  • It rankled him that the man was being so little help.
    Chapters 34-35 (39% in)
  • It rankled him continually that Gus had all of Lorena's company, day after day.
    Chapters 70-71 (27% in)
  • I detest that man and it rankles that he got so much of you and I got so little.
    Chapters 87-88 (45% in)
  • IT CAME TO RANKLE CALL that Gus had left his half of the cattle herd to the woman.
    Chapters 99-100 (44% in)

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