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Napoleon Bonaparte, the first dictator of the modern totalitarian state, observed: "A journalist is a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent of sovereigns, a tutor of nations.
He wasn't a grumbler and we figured since he was gone, we wouldn't be grumbling either."
Indeed, this unforgettable soloist very tellingly managed to distinguish the two comic levels in the part--the artful village matchmaker and the respectful rather dim grumbler in the service of the two ladies.
It merely brands you as the department's top grumbler, grouch and complainer.
In his correspondence it is notable how often Morris aligns himself with the figure of the grumbler or obstinate complainant.
In these essays, she wears her "mask of the East European grumbler" with flair.
Within the utopia, a lively discussion arises between Hammond, who upholds the value of the Victorian novel as historical document, and the "grumbler", who thinks that true art can spring only from anguish and pain.
His reputation as a grumbler traveled far and wide.
Jukes, who was really good for trade, but at least a disposition to avoid quarreling with the old grumbler, partly, perhaps, out of fear of the old grumbler's tongue.
Broadway is winning" - Little Britain star Matt Lucas "If I hear one more person use the event (the floods) as a basis for complaining about overseas aid, I shall take the grumbler by the scruff of the neck and deposit him or her in an Ethiopian slum" - Former Tory Minister Ann Widdecombe.
Gravel can either be sorted out simply or it can linger and grumble for ages, and we have got a lingerer and grumbler at the moment."