verb (used without object)
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Example sentences from the Web for complain
Maybe there’s too much smog that day from agricultural emissions in the Central Valley, or even too many locals complain that they don’t like smoke.They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen?|by Elizabeth Weil|August 28, 2020|ProPublica
Sometimes, when the women complained to management of harassment or failed to “play along,” they allegedly were fired or not asked to return to work.Temp Workers Fight Back Against Alleged Sexual Harassment and Say They Face Retaliation for Doing So|by Melissa Sanchez|August 28, 2020|ProPublica
Over a number of years, the company took over so much office space—even repurposing an entire building to serve as its corporate cafeteria—that some in Silicon Valley complained it had “sucked the life out of the startup ecosystem in Palo Alto.”Why Palantir’s departure won’t doom Silicon Valley|Michal Lev-Ram, writer|August 27, 2020|Fortune
While women with breast implants have widely complained about these symptoms for years, doctors and regulators now appear to be taking these complaints more seriously.Three more women have died from cancer linked to Allergan’s recalled breast implants, FDA says|Maria Aspan|August 24, 2020|Fortune
Developers have been increasingly calling out Apple’s App Store fee policies and rules, complaining they are unfair and only benefit the company’s own services.Apple fires back at Epic Games, saying it sought ‘side’ deal on Fortnite fee|Verne Kopytoff|August 21, 2020|Fortune
And it might be what Islamists complain about while sitting in their caves.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I could complain about how, two out of eight episodes in, Agent Carter is in no hurry to introduce its real villain.
When they complain that there is no future for them here,” she confides after a long pause, “I worry they are right.
“His wife went for the visit and suddenly started to complain about the cuts,” Guadalupe told The Daily Beast.
Those that dared to complain were punished with bad shifts, demoted, or even fired.Waitressing Is One of the Worst Jobs for Sexual Harassment|Brandy Zadrozny|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I'd radiate like mad; I'd complain about the situation at every crossroad, at every filling station, before every farmer.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
People say we are very noisy at such times, and complain a good deal.
Once she began to complain to him that Pani Bigiel would not give her red wine.Children of the Soil|Henryk Sienkiewicz
But I have made it a condition that she is to go at once, if I find reason to complain of her.The Woman in White|Wilkie Collins
And of whom can you complain, you who accelerated your own death?The Visions of Quevedo|Dom Francisco de Quevedo
British Dictionary definitions for complain
Derived forms of complaincomplainer, nouncomplainingly, adverb
Word Origin for complain
Idioms and Phrases with complain
see can't complain.