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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Grudgeful (Spens.) full of grudge, envious
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  • Bible
    “Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver. [2 Corinthians 9:7]”
  • Buddy Hackett
    Buddy Hackett
    “I've had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you're carrying a grudge, they're out dancing.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Heaviest thing to carry -- a grudge”
  • Hesiod
    “Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “The Galilean is not a favorite of mine. So far from owing him any thanks for his favor, I cannot avoid confessing that I owe a secret grudge to his carpentership.”
  • Bob Dylan
    “In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. grochen, grucchen—O. Fr. grocer, groucer, from an imitative root seen in Gr. gry, the grunt of a pig; also in growl, grunt.


In literature:

As if I should have grudged you money!
"Read-Aloud Plays" by Horace Holley
He decided to be generous to Isabella and not bear her a grudge for causing him this revisiting heartache.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
It was the fault of Brihtric, Edric Streone's brother, who had some private grudge against him, and would ruin him if possible.
"King Olaf's Kinsman" by Charles Whistler
And did he grudge or envy the obvious interest and confidence that appeared to have sprung up between his cousin and his friend?
"Prince Fortunatus" by William Black
But you'll walk in the ways o' your fathers, and gie without grudging of your increase.
"Winter Evening Tales" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
She did not grudge him his gains, nor was it her business if, as they alleged, in introducing Mr.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
He felt half a grudge toward Wittemore for having let him in for all this.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
It seemed incredible that a grudge born of jealousy should run so deep, endure so long.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Proverdunce has allus settled my grudges for me in jest that way.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
He uttered a brief, half-grudging laugh.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
I can never grudge any service for him, be it great or small.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Do not grudge the hand that is moulding the still too shapeless image within you.
"The Greatest Thing In the World and Other Addresses" by Henry Drummond
His was not the nature to hold a grudge, and Tex seemed to be friendly.
"Skyrider" by B. M. Bower
I noticed what stiff, grudging nods he and Eagle gave each other, just enough of a nod not to be a cut.
"Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
I knew you wouldn't grudge me a bit of paper to get into the 'Household Album' with.
"Six to Sixteen" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
I think he'd hold a grudge forever.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
To his surprise the young man discovered that they bore him no grudge at all for his interference the night before.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
You won't grudge them a few years together in that happy place?
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
There was grudging agreement from the others.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
What is life without its grudges?
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis

In poetry:

Yet grudged we our keen delights before
Maurice should come.
We said, "In-door or out-of-door
We shall love life for a month or more,
When he is home."
"I Shall Never Love the Snow Again" by Robert Seymour Bridges
"What, wilt thou pray, and get thee grace,
And all grace shall to me be grudged?
Nay, but I swear, from this thy path
I will not stir till I be judged!"
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
Does not awful Sympathy rule over
E'en the realms that Evil calls its own?
For 'tis Hell our crimes are ever wooing,
While they bear a grudge 'gainst Heaven alone!
"Fantasie -- To Laura" by Friedrich von Schiller
For English eyes' delight
Those Autumn ghosts go free--
Ghost of the field hoar-white,
Ghost of the crimson tree.
Grudge them not, England dear,
To us thy banished here!
"A Lyke-Wake Carol" by Arthur Shearly Cripps
"And then, if my gold may better her birth,
And equal the gold that you lay on the earth,
Then neither rail nor grudge you to see
The blind beggar's daughter a lady to be.
"The Beggar's Daughter Of Bethnal Green" by Henry Morley
"And then if my gold may better her birthe,
And equall the gold that you lay on the earth,
Then neyther rayle nor grudge you to see
The blind beggars daughter a lady to bee.
"The Beggar's Daughter of Bednall-Green" by Anonymous British

In news:

Penn State smashes Illinois in grudge match.
Letting Go of a Grudge .
Chilford Hall wedding barn arson a ' grudge ' attack.
The Grudge ' grabs box office top spot.
Kim Basinger joins ' Grudge Match'.
Duncan not concerned with Manu's back, but harboring grudge over Jack's album.
Hugh Jackman doesn't hold grudge against absentee mum.
Hugh Jackman doesn't hold grudge against absentee mom.
Grudge led man to impersonate officer, post false fliers.
Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone to Face Off in ' Grudge Match'.
Laid-off RadioShack employee doesn't hold a grudge .
Barron, Golden Gate meet in grudge match.
USC-Stanford, NASCAR Chase and a Sunday Night Football Grudge Match.
Highway 97 rivalry between Sand Springs, Sapulpa a long-time grudge match.
Bombers' Garber still holds grudge .