"There always has to be an official side in China," grumbled one activist.
The sign that said "Women do it better" (whatever that means, grumbled a male correspondent, baffled).
For years a number of prominent conservative leaders have grumbled privately about the mentality that has taken hold of the GOP.
Users grumbled, the Internet grumbled, and even the Apple-loving media grumbled.
Many former social secretaries were taken aback and grumbled discreetly among themselves.
“Might just as well have said ‘yes’ to you, though,” grumbled Daygo.
"I may look old, but I haven't gone to seed yet," grumbled the skipper.
It will take us the rest of the day to do that experimenting, grumbled George.
"Tough-fibered Davie goes down to look around," he grumbled.
When it's plenty I should ha' thought we might ha' saved a bit,' grumbled the eldest.
1580s, from Middle French grommeler "mutter between the teeth" or directly from Middle Dutch grommelen "murmur, mutter, grunt," from grommen "to rumble, growl." Imitative, or perhaps akin to grim. Related: Grumbled; grumbling.
1620s, from grumble (v.).