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Sample sentences for the GRE study word rankle

rankle can be used as a verb

1.You burrow and rankle in his hear. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2.His venom tooth will rankle to the deat. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.Fell sorrow's tooth doth never rankle mor. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.Pearl felt the sentiment, and requited it with the bitterest hatred that can be supposed to rankle in a childish bosom. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
5.Leaving this Parthian shaft to rankle in Anne's stormy bosom, Marilla descended to the kitchen, grievously troubled in mind and vexed in soul. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
6.Blasted as thou wert, my agony was still superior to thine, for the bitter sting of remorse will not cease to rankle in my wounds until death shall close them forever. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
7.I thus to him "True are thy sayings to my heart they breathe The kindly spirit of meekness, and allay What tumours rankle there. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
8.It would have rankled in me more than it did, if I had not regarded myself as eliciting it by being so set apart for her and assigned to her. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
9.Some slighting phrases she had used still rankled in his memory she had once spoken of Gretta as being country cute and that was not true of Gretta at all. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
10.Then the language he had held to her rankled in her heart she who was always 'love,' and 'darling,' and 'queen,' and 'angel,' with everybody at the Grange, to be insulted so shockingly by a strange. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
11.In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvellous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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