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  • n  a fussy and eccentric disposition

  • Rather, they carry the luggage and provisions, with a mixture of grace and grumpiness, while you trek alongside.
  • While other polls are not so dire for Labour, its canvassers are greeted with enough grumpiness to worry that millions of their backers will stay home.
  • Ordinary grumpiness has been marginalized by blatant moodism, symptomized, pathologized, made to seem like a bad thing.
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  • What to watch: Broncos-49ers
    The Broncos have given the requisite it-will-be-good-to-hit-somebody-else nuggets this week as the usual on-field grumpiness that comes with the third week of training camp has arrived. But as they head into tonight's preseason opener in San Francisco here are a few things of note: Position battles The most heated in a starting lineup that is already largely spoken for are at running back ...
    Aug. 8, 2013 - ESPN Blogs

  • Phil Vickery in
    We'll look back on this two or three years from now, we'll say this was the year that this was resolved - not without some grumpiness, you know, some difficulty, but we will have resolved it and we can move on to the more important issues, quite... Jim Flaherty 940 News Jun 19, 2006 44152 60425 grumpiness We all have to buy into what we're doing," said Vickery, a key figure in the win in Sydney four years ago. "The ultimate success of the '03 team was just through sheer grumpiness of a group of players who just refused to give up, and ground...
  • Hal Holbrook in Los Angeles Times
    Abner has a code of honor and a code of behavior, which has been violated and has made him angry,Holbrook explains. "The side you see of the man in the film is mostly a man filled with anger and grumpiness. He's on a mission of survival."

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