After months of trying to undo the harm caused by our deception, we finally managed to promote a grudging parental acceptance of the strange new children of humankind.
Well, calling this a grudging or a reluctant acceptance is a huge understatement, Bob.
‘All the financial investment would have been for nought if our staff were working with sour faces and a grudging attitude,’ he said.
But I do think there's been a willingness, or even a grudging willingness, to accept this as a good first step.
The newspaper offered only a grudging apology for its reprehensible victimization of Lee and did not discipline any of the reporters involved.
I was a career thief and I suppose there is grudging respect on both sides.
Additionally, the grudging acceptance of the Welsh victory was subsumed beneath an avalanche of regurgitated nonsense on qualification from the previous week.
Works for Solo Piano explores the relationship between an impossibly eccentric contemporary composer and his grudging biographer, and between perceived genius and genuine mediocrity.
I think after the anger comes some sort of grudging acceptance, but it's not going to be a very calming acceptance.
But it is surprising, how grudging people have been about him.