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- His earlier position and treatment in the store must have been very galling. - "Barriers Burned Away", E. P. Roe.
- I grant, all the same, that it's a bit galling when we find the world turns a cold shoulder to our best. - "The Spinners", Eden Phillpotts.
- They had been raked by a galling fire for more than four hours; they had tried every means of floating the ship; humiliating as the alternative was, they saw no other course than to strike the colors. - "Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series", Allen Johnson.