grudgingly


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in a grudging manner

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It is humiliating," said he, "thus to receive money given grudgingly, an uncertain supply which may soon fail.
Saving an occasional burst of impatience, or coarse assertion of his mastery, his good-humour remained to him, but it had now a sordid alloy of distrust; and though his eyes should twinkle and all his face should laugh, he would sit holding himself in his own arms, as if he had an inclination to hoard himself up, and must always grudgingly stand on the defensive.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday observed that Nigerians are grudgingly accepting that his administration is doing its best given the circumstances under which it is operating.
Important note - there's a difference between grudgingly letting dogs in and actually being dog friendly.
By now, even the most determinedly optimistic Conservative Party strategist has grudgingly accepted that their relentless efforts to turn Justin Trudeau's leadership into a Reefer Madness reboot has fizzled.
Instead of formulating policies to inspire the people of Wales to support its core aim, we have to put up with a leadership which believes we have got to tinker about with a few responsibilities handed to us grudgingly by Westminster.
The money spent preserving the roof was done so grudgingly.
THE VERDICT Some delightfully funny moments but frustratingly there is just too much going on - from Carell being briefed on how to be a player through to Emma Stone grudgingly being romanced by Gosling.
Michelle Obama looked less than impressed and Sam Cam grudgingly took her place, but Barry and Dave were both in their element.
How touching to see Gary Neville grudgingly admit he actually does respect Liverpool.
NASA suddenly, and grudgingly, revised temperatures downward in August 2007 after Climate Audit's Steve McIntyre exposed errors in the data.
How many people must feel they have 'been badly done to' and yet have grudgingly accepted the decision.
To the student at IKNS (GDN February 2) and other youngsters who praise/blame technology, the following quote from George Orwell might be a pointer: "The machine has got to be accepted, but it is probably better to accept it rather as one accepts a drug - that is, grudgingly and suspiciously.
Now, after being interrogated as to why you want them, you are grudgingly sold about a dozen tiny pills in a vast amount of packaging.
Peter Allenson, national officer of Unite, which has more than 50,000 members at councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland covered by the pay deal, said: "This is a clear result from our members, but equally it comes with a message that it has been accepted grudgingly.