Before I got fired I was gnawing at the edges of my expressiveness or my brazenness.
But the whole time they have a gnawing feeling in the back of their minds: Am I being a good parent by letting them do this?
You have taken to gnawing on dried pasta, the only thing left in your larder after days of gorging.
One had died while gnawing at the ice-filled entrance of the house.
I was as sorry as if dogs were gnawing at me, but it was too late.
There were moods when Trafford would, as people say,-384- pull himself together, and struggle with his gnawing discontent.
He feels what not faintly resembles the gnawing of the worm that never dies.
The printed book, the gnawing worm of the edifice, sucks and devours it.
The "sense of sin" has disappeared, and with it the gnawing pain.
And again he listened anxiously to the gnawing of the mouse.
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.