RANKLE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of rankle
Definition:
v. grow worse; cause persistent irritation or resentment
Example:
The memory of having been jilted would rankle him for years.
Summers' ascent to the top of the list to succeed Bernanke rankled some of the president's liberal supporters.
Sentence in Classic:
Blasted as thou wert, my agony was still superior to thine, for the bitter sting of remorse will not cease to rankle in my wounds until death shall close them forever.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Pearl felt the sentiment, and requited it with the bitterest hatred that can be supposed to rankle in a childish bosom.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvellous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
Some slighting phrases she had used still rankled in his memory; she had once spoken of Gretta as being country cute and that was not true of Gretta at all.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
Well, this injury, as he would consider it, has rankled in his wicked, scheming brain, and all his life he has longed for vengeance, but never seen his chance.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It would have rankled in me more than it did, if I had not regarded myself as eliciting it by being so set apart for her and assigned to her.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
She suspected that her rejection rankled among the most unforgettable of his rebuffs, and the fact that he knew something of her wretched transaction with Trenor, and was sure to put the basest construction on it, seemed to place her hopelessly in his power.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
The interval was, consequently, spent in inaction; his grief only became more deep and rankling when he had leisure for reflection, and at length it took so fast hold of his mind that at the end of three months he lay on a bed of sickness, incapable of any exertion.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
His tall brothers were a grim, quiet lot, in whom the family tradition of past glories, lost forever, rankled in unspoken hate and crackled out in bitter humor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context