Usage Examples for GROUCH

  1. Nothin' but an old stone barn, where he can set all day nursin' a grouch and keepin' his daughter Anita- they do say he does- under lock and key for fear somebody's goin' to marry her for her money. - "Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
  2. " And the sight that would please me better than anything else I have even thought up to want to see," I found myself saying when I became conscious- I hope I didn't use any of the oaths of my forefathers which must have been tempting my refined foremothers for generations and which I secretly admire Henrietta for indulging in on occasions of impatience with Sallie-" would be Ned Hall left entirely alone with that squirming baby, that looks exactly like him, when it is having a terrible spell of colic and Ned is in the midst of a sick headache, with all the other children cold, hungry, and cross, the cook gone to a funeral, and the nurse in a grouch because she couldn't go and- and he knowing that Mamie was attired in a lovely, cool muslin dress, sitting up here on the porch with us sipping a mint julep and smoking a ten- cent cigar, resting and getting up an appetite for supper. - "The Tinder-Box" by Maria Thompson Daviess
  3. " You've got a brief grouch against yourself, Davy," muttered Dan. - "Dave Darrin's Fourth Year at Annapolis" by H. Irving Hancock
  4. But all the same, I don't wonder that they grouch a bit. - "To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today" by Ralph Connor
  5. Those who generally go wanted circus pieces, therefore the grouch and thin houses. - "Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson