You could see that it started to rankle him a little bit.
What really seemed to rankle with her was his statement that he was ashamed of the affair.
Broadly, he says, his government has listened and tried to understand business, but there are issues which still rankle .
Well, there is a thing or two that might rankle people on either side, but Scott has his head in the right place.
The issues they raise often have their roots in the past and yet continue to rankle .
He is keen to put his high-profile role in the disastrous Lions tour of Australia, behind him, although four months on certain matters still rankle .
The questions were legitimate but they rankled with Murray, who can be as delicate off-court as he is destructively powerful on it.
It must have rankled her to see other people rise to the top, even Dowd and Gail Collins, the editorial page editor.
As is the case with other institutions, the fine print of implementation is smudged and rankles the staff.
Though gratitude to America for coming to our rescue in the Second World War continues, aspects of the shared adventure rankled at the time.