What rankles even more is that Perry had to label those who disagreed with him as heartless.
This rankles local businessmen and overseas investors, who yearn for fewer restrictions.
What rankles about all of this is that Paterson, for all his deep flaws, might be the best governor New York has had in decades.
John Bull is not as pachydermatous as once he was, and a chance word of Brother Jonathan's penetrates and rankles.
The king has suffered; it rankles in his mind; and he will avenge himself.
No feeling so rankles in the mind as the sense of uncompensated labor.
That's it; it's because I'm afraid that he would lick me that it rankles so.
The shame of this loss yet rankles deep in the heart of the king.
It rankles occasionally to this day, though he is now a stout lad of fifteen.
The king has suffered; it rankles in his mind: and he will avenge himself.
c.1300, "to fester," from Old French rancler, earlier raoncler, draoncler "to suppurate, run," from draoncle "abscess, festering sore," from Medieval Latin dracunculus, literally "little dragon," diminutive of Latin draco "serpent, dragon" (see dragon). The notion is of an ulcer caused by a snake's bite. Meaning "cause to fester" is from c.1400. Related: Rankled; rankling.