grudgingly

All Adverb
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  • He grudgingly agreed to look after the youth until his father returned.
  • Grudgingly he admitted her still beautiful, and in figure almost as young as ever. Cited from To Let, by John Galsworthy
  • I have no faith in a country that takes so much and gives a little so grudgingly. Cited from The Hidden Places, by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • She grudgingly allowed herself to be drawn up the walk, and the music began. Cited from Just Patty, by Jean Webster
  • He grudgingly allowed to himself that he was going to like it. Cited from The Skipper and the Skipped, by Holman Day
  • David replied somewhat grudgingly that he had never done such a thing before. Cited from The Crimson Blind, by Fred M. White
  • I give to these things grudgingly and because I cannot avoid it. Cited from The "Goldfish", by Arthur Train
  • Yet in not a few districts the law is a dead letter or the money grudgingly spent! Cited from New Ideals in Rural Schools, by George Herbert Betts
  • On these terms, they grudgingly allowed her to occupy her own house. Cited from A Great Success, by Mrs Humphry Ward
  • She grudgingly picks them up from the airport and takes them to her home.
  • For his education he was dependent on a relative, who helped him grudgingly. Cited from Outlines of English Literature, by William J. Long
  • While they do not believe her, none want to challenge them and grudgingly "allow" them to leave.
  • He did this grudgingly however, and retained most of his big enterprises of his own. Cited from Burning Daylight, by Jack London
  • However, her husband grudgingly says he will be supportive of her goal.
  • At last, half-grudgingly it seemed to her, he spoke. Cited from The Tidal Wave and Other Stories, by Ethel May Dell
  • Nevertheless, though the truth was so plain to me in that moment, I accepted it grudgingly. Cited from The Jervaise Comedy, by J. D. Beresford
  • Tom smiled, half grudgingly, as he turned and started toward home. Cited from Tom Slade with the Colors, by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  • Grudgingly allowing it a minor mission, the Navy slowly built up its aviation arm.
  • The light grudgingly admitted by a small port-hole revealed a bare prison-like cell. Cited from A Man and His Money, by Frederic Stewart Isham
  • Grudgingly allowing it a minor mission, the Navy slowly built up its aviation.
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Meaning of grudgingly

  • adverb In a grudging manner
    he grudgingly agreed to have a drink in a hotel close by