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n.1.The state or quality of grudging, or of being full of grudge or unwillingness.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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We understood it by affording more autonomy to Scotland and Wales, but people sensed there was a grudgingness to devolution, an attachment to centralism in London, and that has to go."
Oh, Lord, deliver the mailman from his grudgingness,
from a utopian myth of progress, which privileges the future over the past." A "true hope beyond history" is thus linked to the Trinitarian God: "the eternal faithfulness of the God who is the Creator and Redeemer of history." Christianity must rely upon its Jewish roots, because the Jewish God "is the One who raised Jesus from the dead." Christian hope is inevitably founded in the fact of the Resurrection of Jesus from the real death he suffered, with a natural human grudgingness. In chapter 10, "The New Creation," we are told that "the old creation ...