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gaw ling

  • v  become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
  • v  irritate or vex
  • s  causing irritation or annoyance
    found it galling to have to ask permission

  • Palin's support for drilling in ANWR opening up the refuge was one of her 2006 campaign positions is particularly galling for environmentalists.
  • Daring to be different is nothing new for France, where galling allies is as enduring a national pastime as boules.
  • It is particularly galling to the United Auto Workers (UAW) that, in addition to numerous rounds of layoffs and givebacks dating back two decades, the union is being cast as the .
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  • Microsoft Waits to Fix Your Software Bugs So the NSA Can Use Them First
    In a move as fiendishly clever as it is galling, Microsoft tells the U.S. government about bugs in its notoriously buggy software before it fixes them so that intelligence agencies can use the vulnerabilities for the purposes of cyberspying. "That information can be used to protect government computers and to access the computers of terrorists or military foes," sources tell Bloomberg's Michael ...
    June 14, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  • Charles Schumer in News 10NBC
    It's galling to think that taxpayers' stimulus checks will be lining the pockets of OPEC. The sad truth is that the average American family will spend almost their entire stimulus check on higher gas prices this year,said Sen. Charles...
  • Michael Gawenda in Sydney Morning Herald
    He lashed out at his critics, which have included the former Herald editor Eric Beecher and the former Age editor Michael Gawenda, saying it was "galling to have to listen to the self-appointed experts prattle from the sidelines".
  • Iain Dowie in AFP
    Hull boss Iain Dowie added: "The manner of the defeat is the galling part of it. It makes you sick to the pit of your stomach, because I thought the game started well. It's about heart and desire and we had one player, George Boateng, who played...

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