Verb(1) be envious of; set one's heart on(2) wish ill or allow unwillingly
(1) That does not mean I begrudge the people their freedom.(2) I for one would certainly not begrudge a few pence more on the price of an abbot (over the costing for a spitfire).(3) But I've been very patient - I love music, and I don't want to begrudge someone the chance to practice on their chosen instrument.(4) Personally I can't begrudge the players high wages because if they didn't get the money it would only go to less deserving people.(5) Does he really think people would begrudge him happiness (if a rather haunted one)?(6) It is his business to spend his money and people should not begrudge him his success.(7) I don't begrudge these people their right to work, and they have to work really hard.(8) Despite the forced change to his hunting habits, Bill doesn't begrudge the summer people their little bits of Nova Scotian paradise.(9) Make this a room that the whole family wants to be in, preferably all at once, and you'll not begrudge a penny of the thousands it'll cost you.(10) I spend a lot of money on them; I don't begrudge a penny of it.(11) After all, in the great scheme of things, few rational people are going to begrudge someone with a handicap a nice space near the door to the supermarket.(12) I don't begrudge anybody a right to a square meal and some help.(13) Few would begrudge Kevin the success he now enjoys, particularly since he has played his fair share of less glamorous gigs.(14) True, residential care does not come cheaply, but having seen how well my mother was treated, I do not begrudge one penny.(15) I don't begrudge people their private jets and grated truffles, nor anything which I can actually picture in my mind.(16) I'm always conscious that some people will begrudge me this carefree lifestyle because I am on a sole parent's pension.
1. envy ::
2. resent ::
begrudge, begrudged, begrudges, begrudging
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So don't BEGRUDGE your old man
a little harmless fun, huh?
Vikings Season 1, Episode 9
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