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 Meanings and Examples of GRUMBLE
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grumble
 v.  utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
Classic Sentence: (64 in 5 pages)
1  For myself I do not grumble, for I am one of the lucky ones.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
2  Nay," said the Knight, "an he have the gift of showing my road, I shall not grumble with him that he desires to make it pleasant.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
3  They grumble a lot, but they're not going to alter anything.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
4  Below, dreadfully near, she could hear the broom-swish of Aunt Bessie's voice, and the mop-pounding of Uncle Whittier's grumble.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  Around him he could hear the grumble of jolted cannon as the scurrying horses were lashed toward the front.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
6  Juvenal and Tacitus alone grumble at it.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—THE SOLITUDE OF MONSEIGNEUR WELCOME
7  Well, grumble as he will, when Venus appears he is forced to smile.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—JEAN VALJEAN STILL WEARS HIS ARM IN A SLING
8  Well, we can't have it, so don't let us grumble but shoulder our bundles and trudge along as cheerfully as Marmee does.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOUR
9  "You might keep some of your kisses for me, Sibyl, I think," said the lad with a good-natured grumble.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
10  She knew it was beneath the dignity of quality white folks to pay the slightest attention to what a darky said when she was just grumbling to herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
11  Through the haze of nausea she heard Kennicott grumbling, "Afraid it will have to come off, Adolph."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
12  He was grumbling, "The whole thing's right in line with the criticism you've always been making."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
13  She began to set the toilet-stand to rights, grumbling at the negligence of the quadroon, who was in the adjoining room putting the children to bed.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XV
14  In it there was much bass of grumbling oaths.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 14
15  Prue had a peculiar scowling expression of countenance, and a sullen, grumbling voice.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Example Sentence:
1  When a local historical society showed interest in preserving the Cider Barrel, he began to grumble, complaining about the "society."
2  My grumble is with the structure and organisation of the material.
3  Unless we alleviate conditions in the lowest stratum of our society, we may expect grumbling and revolt.
4  She spent the evening grumbling to me about her job.
5  It is a good horse that never stumbles; and a good wife that never grumbles.