One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a reluctant or resentful manner.‘I grudgingly accepted his apology’
- ‘Even Mozart and Mahler were accepted abroad before they were grudgingly then ecstatically received at home.’
- ‘The servants continue to hover disdainfully on the sidelines, grudgingly carrying out the master's orders.’
- ‘Over the next couple of days, he grudgingly repairs the fence and begins to make the acquaintance of the odd old lady.’
- ‘Ritchie grudgingly admits that some of the problems are due to technology's greater role in the music industry.’
- ‘The deal worked and Scout grudgingly went to school.’
- ‘The acceptance of distance education has occurred somewhat grudgingly by traditional colleges and universities.’
- ‘Grudgingly I have had to admit that each of us is more complicated than our "labels" would imply.’
- ‘Hitchcock seems more interested in his Dover sole than in the girl but grudgingly answers her questions.’
- ‘His self-assured yet humble presence was fascinating, and I had to grudgingly admit later that I enjoyed watching him play.’
- ‘Its popularity with the public was, to some extent, matched by a grudgingly positive response from the critics.’
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