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Related to begrudging: begrudgingly


tr.v. be·grudged, be·grudg·ing, be·grudg·es
1. To envy (someone) the possession or enjoyment of (something): She begrudged him his youth.
2. To give or expend with reluctance: begrudged every penny spent.

be·grudg′er n.
be·grudg′ing·ly adv.


References in classic literature ?
It may be as you say," he continued, reverting to the purport of Heyward's last remark; "and the greater the reason why we should cut our steaks, and let the carcass drive down the stream, or we shall have the pack howling along the cliffs, begrudging every mouthful we swallow.
Therefore begrudging neither augury Nor other divination that is thine, O save thyself, thy country, and thy king, Save all from this defilement of blood shed.
OH dear, regarding Tony Martins letter (Mail, May 13) begrudging Blues their moment of glory.