grievance


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To oblige the great body of the yeomanry, and of the other classes of the citizens, to be under arms for the purpose of going through military exercises and evolutions, as often as might be necessary to acquire the degree of perfection which would entitle them to the character of a well-regulated militia, would be a real grievance to the people, and a serious public inconvenience and loss.
The only restriction imposed on them is, that they shall not exchange republican for antirepublican Constitutions; a restriction which, it is presumed, will hardly be considered as a grievance.
The friend, with a grievance in his eye, went to the youth.
Undoubtedly it was a grievance," answered Grandfather, "to see men placed in this station who perhaps had neither talents nor virtues to fit them for it, and who certainly could have no natural affection for the country.
For a long while no answer could be obtained beyond a "no, no--not at all--no, thank you"; but he still persevered; and no sooner had he begun to revert to her own home, than her increased sobs explained to him where the grievance lay.
Valentin's English cousins had been drifting about unpiloted, and evidently deemed that they had a grievance.
Penfentenyou made a grievance of this as we walked up the lane, followed at a distance by the organ-grinder.
They told me that his grievance was quite imaginary.
She could do little more than listen patiently, soften every grievance, and excuse each to the other; give them all hints of the forbearance necessary between such near neighbours, and make those hints broadest which were meant for her sister's benefit.
As it would help me to follow it up to establish a sort of grievance I asked her why, since she thought my garden nice, she had never thanked me in any way for the flowers I had been sending up in such quantities for the previous three weeks.
But the very extent of his ownership, thus perpetually brought before him, created a fresh sense of grievance.
As far as you are personally concerned," remarked Holmes, "I do not see that you have any grievance against this extraordinary league.