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In the 1840s Toronto Reverend Dr John Black was sent to preach to the settlement, but "his lack of the Gaelic was at first a grievous disappointment" to parishioners.

Even the most grievous wounds could not kill him, and even decapitating him is more a nuisance than anything else.

leave, causing a major grievance among the enlisted men.

The continued drain upon their purses - on one occasion the whole dividend of the year was absorbed by the rebuilding of the chapel - was the grievance which at last roused the fellows to make a stand.

Howe writes, "Most southerners saw the measure as a significant amelioration of their grievance and were now content to back Jackson for reelection rather than pursue the more drastic remedy such as the one South Carolina was touting." In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent.

If I wrote to please grievance groups, my work would be propaganda.

This grievance was further exacerbated by views of the British military leadership which relegated them to a non-martial status as races that were not fit to bear arms; in whom fighting qualities had declined.

The number of part-time like students if 70%, and hence the full time (conventional ) students's grievance are not anything to discuss.

Jayewardene also eliminated a major Tamil grievance by abrogating the "standardization" policy of the United Front government, which had made university admission criteria for Tamils more difficult.

Every one has the right, either individually or in association with others, to petition the government of his State or the United Nations for redress of grievance.

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