reason to complain

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I arrived here in safety, and have no reason to complain of my reception from Mr.
As it was, nobody having reason to complain of unjustly-diminished wages, nobody cared about any preferences in which profit was not involved.
To avoid which censure I fear I have run too much into the other extreme; and that if this treatise should happen to be translated into the language of Brobdingnag (which is the general name of that kingdom,) and transmitted thither, the king and his people would have reason to complain that I had done them an injury, by a false and diminutive representation.
however, the American colonies had but little reason to complain of harsh or tyrannical treatment.
We took their wives and also much booty, which we divided equitably amongst us, so that none might have reason to complain.
As he had no reason to complain of the reception of that erudite work by the public, he was now disposed to retain me in a similar position with respect to the present volume, which he entitled TANGLEWOOD TALES.
You are quite right, you have good reason to complain of us.
Cole's carriagehorses returning from exercise, or a stray letterboy on an obstinate mule, were the liveliest objects she could presume to expect; and when her eyes fell only on the butcher with his tray, a tidy old woman travelling homewards from shop with her full basket, two curs quarrelling over a dirty bone, and a string of dawdling children round the baker's little bowwindow eyeing the gingerbread, she knew she had no reason to complain, and was amused enough; quite enough still to stand at the door.
But it seems you had not much reason to complain of your fortune in your contest with him.
Fouquet has not wounded me; I do not know of either obligation or injury received at his hands, but you have reason to complain of him.
There was hardly a spectator in that crowd who had not or who did not believe that he had reason to complain of the malevolent hunchback of Notre-Dame.
Certainly Rosamond in this case had equal reason to complain of reserve and want of confidence on his part; but in the bitterness of his soul he excused himself;-- was he not justified in shrinking from the task of telling her, since now she knew the truth she had no impulse to speak to him?