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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of grumble.

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Examples

  • I spend all afternoon picking out the clothes to wear for a night out on the town with the ladies, and I get upstaged by some guy dressed like Popeye, a Manhattan man who only identified himself as Austin grumbled as he surveyed the servicemen crowded into a neighborhood bar.

    Upstaged by some guy dressed like Popeye

  • I divided and issued the meat under the captain's eyes, and managed it fairly enough, God knows, although some of the men grumbled from the first.

    Chapter 19

  • The parson's daughter had had her way; Daddy Darwin grumbled at first, but in the end he got a bottle-green Sunday-coat out of the oak-press that matched the bedstead, and put the house-key into his pocket, and went to church too.

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  • Coach scribbled his name and grumbled, “You could have asked her in the first place.”

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  • I really like the idea of grumbled as something one can be.

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  • “You never can tell about these niggers,” the captain grumbled.

    CHAPTER XI

  • "You never can tell about these niggers," the captain grumbled.

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  • I kind of grumbled about spending all this money on things for other people and not for her, but she got more enjoyment out of buying gifts than buying for herself.

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  • I kind of grumbled about giving the moocher a ride to Hamden every day at 6 AM but I wouldn't exactly trust him to get to work on time at 8 in the morning, especially without an alarm clock.

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  • "Fuck a duck, " I grumbled, meaning no offense to the mallards overhead.

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