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harass
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
persistently annoy

or:

repeatedly attack to weaken or hinder
  • With her mind harassed by the terrible perplexity in which the shipmaster's intelligence involved her, she was also subjected to another trial.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (89% in)
  • Bred up from boyhood in the Custom-House, it was his proper field of activity; and the many intricacies of business, so harassing to the interloper, presented themselves before him with the regularity of a perfectly comprehended system.
    Introductory (50% in)

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