Before I got fired I was gnawing at the edges of my expressiveness or my brazenness.
You have taken to gnawing on dried pasta, the only thing left in your larder after days of gorging.
But the whole time they have a gnawing feeling in the back of their minds: Am I being a good parent by letting them do this?
One had died while gnawing at the ice-filled entrance of the house.
Deep in his heart was a gnawing of envy—not for himself, but for his work.
There were moods when Trafford would, as people say,-384- pull himself together, and struggle with his gnawing discontent.
He was looking down, and gnawing at that tremulous upper lip.
The printed book, the gnawing worm of the edifice, sucks and devours it.
It put a name to that gnawing, indefinite feeling she had been too intent to own.
And again he listened anxiously to the gnawing of the mouse.
Old English gnagan (past tense *gnog, past participle gnagan) "to gnaw," a common Germanic word (cf. Old Saxon gnagan, Old Norse, Swedish gnaga, Middle Dutch, Dutch knagen, Old High German gnagan, German nagen "to gnaw"), probably imitative of gnawing. Related: Gnawed; gnawing.