complain complain  /kəm ˈpleɪn/


  1. (v) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
  2. (v) make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge


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  1. $590M Powerball winner still shops at Walmart

    Churches always quote the "render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's" passage when congregants complain about taxes. That and about Jesus how befriended Zacchaeus who as a taxman was reviled by all. Apart from telling Zacchaeus to be honest in his collections, he had no problem with Zacchaeus' job.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Lottery Post

  2. City Forces Food Pantry to Shut Down Over Traffic

    Residents complain that those picking up donations at the shelter park in the wrong place or idle in the street while food bags are being loaded in the car.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WCTV Tallahassee

  3. Man called emergency number to complain about prostitute's looks

    SOLIHULL, England, June 14 (UPI) -- Police in Britain said a man was warned for using the 999 emergency number to complain a prostitute was not as attractive as advertised.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. "Anyone that is complaining about the planes just wants to complain because there's a bunch of nonsense," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told ABC News. "The fact is that we could have all the planes in the world here - we have 90 aircraft here...
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "Nothing is worse than what I did in Wimbledon. Every match, I pray it will be easier," he told reporters. "I can't complain any more."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Nicolas Mahut Source: The Associated Press

  3. "If I'd been playing well over the past couple weeks and didn't get picked, I might have something to complain about," said Sabbatini, who has missed four cuts in his last eight starts and hadn't made the top 30 since his Nelson win. "But you...
    on Sep 10, 2009 By: Rory Sabbatini Source: AFP

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