Sentence Examples with the word grievance

Another grievance of the West was the large expenditure for internal improvements at state expense in the East compared with the scanty proportion allotted to the West.

It is needless to trace the ordinary routine of his service step by step. The officers of the have one great advantage which British officers are without; when on shore they are not necessarily parted from the service, but are employed in their several ranks in the differentdockyards,escaping thus not only the private grievance and pecuniary difficulties of a very narrow half-pay, but also, what from a public point of view is much more important, the loss of professional aptitude, and of that skill which comes from unceasing practice.

It is a special grievance that the wicked when they die are buried with pomp and ceremony, while men who have acted well are forgotten 3 in the city (viii.

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It exhibits an accurate knowledge of French constitutional history skilfully applied in an attempt to show that an existing actual grievance was not only philosophically unjust but constitutionally illegal.

In the matter of office-holding, a grievance centuries old in Cuba as in other Spanish colonies, and guarantees of personal liberties.

But the men of Novgorod, in their semi-independent republic, continued (1255-1257) to give the grand-duke trouble, their chief grievance being the imposition of a Tatar tribute, which they only submitted to in 1259 on the rumour of an impending Tatar invasion.

The first under John Culpeper in 1677 was primarily economic in character, the chief grievance being the payment of an export duty on tobacco.

The negotiations involved Garrick in a bitter quarrel with Macklin, who appears to have had a real grievance in the matter.

The request was granted, and the right of electing parish ministers was conferred by the Patronage Act 1874 on the congregation; thus a grievance of old standing, from which all the ecclesiastical troubles of a century and a half had sprung, was removed and the church placed on a thoroughly democratic basis.

He maintained all the forms of government established by his father, but ruled in a far more enlightened spirit; he tolerated every form of religious opinion, abolished the use of torture, was most careful to secure an exact and impartial administration of justice, and, while keeping the reins of government strictly in his own hands, allowed every one with a genuine grievance free access to his presence.