Gellhorn was the better journalist and war correspondent, a fact that gnawed at Hemingway.
Even at the most courageous and daring moments of his service in the desert, Lawrence was gnawed by these doubts.
My own father was scalped, and the fathers of five others were scalped, and their bloody heads were gnawed by the wolf.
The smacks pained, and the words "'Purim' presents" gnawed at my brain.
Mr. Martin gnawed away at the earth, and used swear-words to himself, and was perfectly raging.
He gnawed his mustache: the apprentices would be there soon, with his Lily.
The concentration necessary to follow the badly blazed trees, and a biting hunger that gnawed, helped to keep his mind steady.
I should think it had been done with a knife, and it looked as if a rat had gnawed it.
The poor were clad in rags and skins—they devoured crusts, and gnawed bones.
The edge of the floor was ragged, as though it had been gnawed away by rats.
Old English gnagan (past tense *gnog, past participle gnagan) "to gnaw," a common Germanic word (cf. Old Saxon gnagan, Old Norse, Swedish gnaga, Middle Dutch, Dutch knagen, Old High German gnagan, German nagen "to gnaw"), probably imitative of gnawing. Related: Gnawed; gnawing.