Spall plays him brilliantly as a grumbling, grunting beast of a man whose sensitivity and kindness emerges slowly.
Obama is on track to accomplish major changes despite some grumbling from the left.
Now the grumbling is getting louder—and increasingly it focuses on the president himself.
Her assertion that Lincoln was “passed out drunk” during Cabinet meetings may cause some grumbling in certain quarters.
But underlying the grumbling is a deep and abiding opposition to the emergence of the Shiites as a political force in the region.
Wendy, toiling away at her punishment task and grumbling at its difficulty, was not at all a cheerful companion.
First, there are two German Jews, grumbling and growling at everything.
What is the use of grumbling, since you know there is nothing for it but to do as these people tell us!
The best cure for grumbling, says he, was to give it free course.
Everybody was in a chronic state of grumbling; there was no profit to be made in farming, in manufacturing, in any thing.
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.).