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 Meanings and Examples of CARPING
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carping
 a.  fault-finding; excessive complaining; of unreasonable criticism or censure
Classic Sentence:
1  Ellen, by soft-voiced admonition, and Mammy, by constant carping, labored to inculcate in her the qualities that would make her truly desirable as a wife.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  "I think sending him abroad is much the same as punishing a carp by putting it into the water," said Levin.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 6
3  One was what he had said about the carp, the other was something not "quite the thing" in the tender sympathy he was feeling for Anna.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 11
4  Now suppose that next day, one of these eels, or pike, or carp, poisoned at the fourth remove, is served up at your table.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
5  Then she had a glimpse of silver--the great carp himself, who came to the surface so very seldom.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 12
6  All this naked white human flesh, laughing and shrieking, floundered about in that dirty pool like carp stuffed into a watering can, and the suggestion of merriment in that floundering mass rendered it specially pathetic.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V
7  A fat marmot, flanked by white partridges and heather-cocks, was turning on a long spit before the fire; on the stove, two huge carps from Lake Lauzet and a trout from Lake Alloz were cooking.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE EVENING OF A DAY OF WALKING
8  Hucheloup had invented a capital thing which could be eaten nowhere but in his house, stuffed carps, which he called carpes au gras.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER I—HISTORY OF CORINTHE FROM ITS FOUNDATION
9  With him disappeared the secret of stuffed carps.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER I—HISTORY OF CORINTHE FROM ITS FOUNDATION
Example Sentence:
1  A carping critic is a nit-picker: he loves to point out flaws.
2  He cannot understand why she's constantly carping at him.