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Honore, and his small apartments lay between the court of the house and an old garden which spread itself behind it--one of those large, sunless humid gardens into which you look unexpectingly in Paris from back windows, wondering how among the grudging habitations they find their space.
Not that one is a grudging giver, but simply because in so many cases it is so hard to know whom to tip and what to tip him.
He concealed his desire beneath a tone as grudging as he could make it.
a grudging remark which the twins thought was pointed at them.
Always foolishly inflated about David, she had been grudging him even to me during these last weeks, and I had forgiven her, putting it down to a mother's love.
From open rebellion at first the lion passed through stages of stubborn resistance and grudging obedience to final surrender.
And I'm never a bit grudging about paying compliments to other girls when they deserve them.