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  • In 1567 king Philip II of Spain, the overlord of the Habsburg Netherlands, sent Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba as He soon replaced the most important advisors of the former Regent Margaret of Parma by summarily executing. — “Pacification of Ghent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • The Évian Conference was convened at the initiative of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt The 1935 Nuremberg Laws made German Jews, who were already persecuted by the Hitler. — “Évian Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • "Although both harbour a grudging respect for each other, Steel has become Armitage's closest friend and ally. You could cut it and add the words 'and indeed' before the word 'Steel', but it's still a lame sentence ('grudging respect for each other' being always 'harboured' by the individuals concerned. — “Talk:Detective-Judge Armitage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • This strange sense of cruelty and ugliness always imminent, ready to seize hold upon her this feeling of the grudging power of the mob lying in wait for her, who was the exception, formed one of the deepest influences of her life. — “The Rainbow” by D. H. Lawrence
  • This person, however, improved on acquaintance, and Ralph grew at last to have a certain grudging tolerance, even an undemonstrative respect, for him. — “The Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James
  • Everything he saw amazed him, but his admiration was of the growling, grudging kind. — “A Voyage to Arcturus” by David Lindsay
  • It was so with all of us, but with no one more than Drummle: the development of whose inclination to gird in a grudging and suspicious way at the rest, was screwed out of him before the fish was taken off. — “Great expectations” by Charles Dickens
  • O blest Hungary! If thou no longer patiently abid'st Thy ill-entreating! and, O blest Navarre! If with thy mountainous girdle thou wouldst arm thee In earnest of that day, e'en now are heard Wailings and groans in Famagosta's streets And Nicosia's, grudging at their beast, Who keepeth even footing with the rest." — “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri
  • Anxiety to reach London was swamped in reluctance to quit Germany, so that I found myself grudging every mile that I placed between me and the frontier. — “The Riddle of the Sands” by Erskine Childers

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