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Word: grievance

Definition: cause of complaint; complaint

Sentences Containing 'grievance'

"As far as you are personally concerned," remarked Holmes, "I do not see that you have any grievance against this extraordinary league.
And if the whole be not, why should I make it my private grievance?
And so, my Sancho, get you back to your house and explain my intentions to your Teresa, and if she likes and you like to be on reward with me, bene quidem; if not, we remain friends; for if the pigeon-house does not lack food, it will not lack pigeons; and bear in mind, my son, that a good hope is better than a bad holding, and a good grievance better than a bad compensation.
Another grievance to which the Oakboys where vehement about was the paying of the tithe to the Church of Ireland, which the state church was entitled to collect from the local population regardless of religion.
Had Avellaneda, in fact, been content with merely bringing out a continuation to "Don Quixote," Cervantes would have had no reasonable grievance.
He was placed on the 15-day Disabled list and the Reds filed a grievance; however, the league did not act upon it and was later dropped by the Reds after Walt Jocketty took over as General Manager.
In 2009, UNA filed a grievance alleging that unfilled vacancies were forcing nurses to work overtime and forego time off for vacations and professional upgrading.
In great families, indeed, where many servants are required, those distinctions of chambermaid, housemaid, cookmaid, laundrymaid, nurserymaid, &c., are requisite, to the end that each may take her particular business, and many hands may make the work light; but for a private gentleman, of a small fortune, to be obliged to keep so many idle jades, when one might do the business, is intolerable, and matter of great grievance.
It offers contract advice; grievance assistance; advocacy; member education; a job hotline; press passes for qualified members; writer alerts and warnings; and access to health and dental insurance (in certain geographic areas).
Let the tax be light or heavy, uncertainty is always a great grievance.
On 28 April 2005 Crocker was reported as stating that being prevented from teaching the hypothesis of evolution and intelligent design was "an infringement of academic freedom", and appealing the case to a grievance committee.
On April 21, 1899, North Side citizens "with a grievance," took the law into their own hands and tore up the tracks in Butternut Street.
On October 4, 2013 the General Union and Gaba Corporation signed a grievance procedure agreement.
Reminding his colleagues that arbitrary deportation of this sort had been a key grievance of the American colonists against the British King, George II, Senator Hoar took up Miss López's cause on the U.S. Senate floor.
Several non-economic accomplishments were among the most popular presented to the teachers by Cogen: an improved grievance procedure, the right to hold union meetings in schools, a requirement that school principals give teachers notice of any complaint, and the right of teachers to be accompanied by counsel at hearings.
The final agreement established a new teacher pay scale of $5,300 - $9,970, and also provided teachers with a grievance procedure that allowed settlement through binding arbitration.
The Franks urged her to approach Saladin herself with her grievance.
The main tactic of the Hearts of Oak appears to have been that once assembled, they would march to the houses of local gentlemen such as landlords, clergy, and magistrates and making them swear an oath and sign a declaration depending on the grievance.
The Raiders filed a grievance on May 28, 2010, seeking $9.55 million back from Russell for what was paid as salary advances for the 2010–12 NFL seasons.
The same year found John Petre joined with Sir Thomas Mildmay investigating the grievance of the mariners, gunners, fishermen, and other seafaring men within the county, who complained they were kept from their ordinary occupation by being constrained to attend at three hours’ warning for Navy service.
Their chief grievance appears to have been the turnpike toll gates, which they went about demolishing.
Their grievance's were the paying of ever increasing county cess, tithes, and small dues.
This principle being admitted, the justice of every particular case of resistance is reduced to a computation of the quantity of the danger and grievance on the one side, and of the probability and expense of redressing it on the other."
Though men of reflection, too, have some times complained of the law of settlements as a public grievance; yet it has never been the object of any general popular clamour, such as that against general warrants, an abusive practice undoubtedly, but such a one as was not likely to occasion any general oppression.
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