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grievance (the sense ‘cause of complaint’ occurs)
1. oppression, annoyance 2H4 IV. i. 198 “such picking grievances,” Oth. I. ii. 15 “restraint and grievance.”
2. trouble, distress, suffering Gent. I. i. 17, IV. iii. 37 “I pity much your g-s” *, Rom. I. i. 162, Sonn. xxx. 9 “Then can I grieve at g-s foregone.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (3):
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, xxx
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