Sentence example with the word 'rankle'

rankle

afflict, break up, cut, fester, grind, irritate, molder, pierce, rack, sink in, tweak

Definition v. gnaw into

Last update: June 29, 2015

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Her bad remarks rankled him for days.   [verb]

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Surely, this must rankle more than any other defeat.   [verb]

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The rising and Connollyâs new stature never ceased to rankle him, and in private he frequently traduced his old underling.   [verb]

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The latter allusion struck deep, and the injury rankled.   [verb]

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The wound was poisoned, and would rankle and fester to the end of that proud life.   [verb]

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I know what wound rankled; 'twas for your wife's sister you fought--not the cards.'   [verb]

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That incivility of Lady Fareham's in the matter of an unreturned visit had rankled deep in the bosom of the King's imperious mistress.   [verb]

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It will rankle long; you cannot get it out--you are married to the king now, and Zoroaster has turned priest for love of you.   [verb]

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It would have rankled in me more than it did, if I had not regarded myself as eliciting it by being so set apart for her and assigned to her.   [verb]

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