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  • noun Plural form of grievance.


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  • Topping this list of alleged voter grievances is a new health-care law that requires every American to buy health insurance, a new consumer protection agency for financial products and the government bailout of the auto industry.

    Democrats suffer from Americans' unwillingness to accept economic reality Steven Pearlstein 2010

  • The Declaration of Independence was, in effect, a list of grievances from the members of the local governments (in the Colonies) to the central government (in England) saying, “Enough!” [iii]

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame 2010

  • Palin's willingness to air her personal grudges and grievances is without peer -- or question.

    Sarah Palin: Thin-skinned, smartly strategic (or both)? Chris Cillizza 2010

  • One of my major grievances is that the new footpath signs don't tell you where you're going.

    Pointing to The Past Peter Ashley 2008

  • This is the route to diffusing long-term grievances.

    Enough Already Peter Walsh 2009

  • With Cold War constraints removed, accumulated old grievances from the Balkans to Africa, from Kurdistan to the Caucasus and Indonesia exploded with internal conflicts and the United Nations Security Council couldn't adjust to the new challenges.

    The Men and Women of the Canadian Armed Forces 2006

  • From the conservative point of view, the list of grievances is a long one, dating back to the first days of the Bush administration ....

    10/19/2005 2005

  • All the Cold War constraints were removed and accumulated old grievances from the Balkans to Africa, to Kurdistan to the Caucasus, to the Philippines and numerous points in between exploded with internal conflicts -- and the Security Council, because of the national self-interests of the Perm 5, wouldn't and couldn't adjust to the new challenges.

    Who's the World's Sheriff - the UN or the U.S.? 2004

  • Drivers tabled a list of their short and long term grievances at the negotiations on Tuesday and resolved to meet the city council again to deal with their grievances.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1993

  • Never mind; we have an existing situation; let us apply the law to it-as we have largely done, because treaties are an element of law; and let us get into the hearts of all people that have grievances that the way to deal with those grievances is the British constitutional means of discussion, and not through the application of violence.

    The International Situation and the Protocol 1925


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