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agitate
used in Wuthering Heights

13 uses
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Definition
to stir up — emotionally (such as anxiety) or physically (such as shaking)
  • The vehemence of my agitation brought on a copious bleeding at the nose, and still Heathcliff laughed, and still I scolded.
    Chapter 2 (93% in)
  • The first creak of the oak startled him like an electric shock: the light leaped from his hold to a distance of some feet, and his agitation was so extreme, that he could hardly pick it up.
    Chapter 3 (56% in)
  • 'You never told me before that I talked too little, or that you disliked my company, Cathy!' exclaimed Heathcliff, in much agitation.
    Chapter 8 (68% in)
  • She kept wandering to and fro, from the gate to the door, in a state of agitation which permitted no repose; and at length took up a permanent situation on one side of the wall, near the road: where, heedless of my expostulations and the growling thunder, and the great drops that began to plash around her, she remained, calling at intervals, and then listening, and then crying outright.
    Chapter 9 (68% in)
  • The nearer I got to the house the more agitated I grew; and on catching sight of it I trembled in every limb.
    Chapter 11 (9% in)
  • 'That is not true!' exclaimed Linton, rising in agitation.
    Chapter 12 (92% in)
  • 'I shall not be at peace,' moaned Catherine, recalled to a sense of physical weakness by the violent, unequal throbbing of her heart, which beat visibly and audibly under this excess of agitation.
    Chapter 15 (52% in)
  • In the midst of my agitation, I was sincerely glad to observe that Catherine's arms had fallen relaxed, and her head hung down.
    Chapter 15 (92% in)
  • 'She did! she did!' sang Linton, sinking into the recess of his chair, and leaning back his head to enjoy the agitation of the other disputant, who stood behind.
    Chapter 23 (40% in)
  • I sobbed and wept so that my eyes were almost blind; and the ruffian you have such sympathy with stood opposite: presuming every now and then to bid me "wisht," and denying that it was his fault; and, finally, frightened by my assertions that I would tell papa, and that he should be put in prison and hanged, he commenced blubbering himself, and hurried out to hide his cowardly agitation.
    Chapter 24 (70% in)
  • That proposal, unexpectedly, roused Linton from his lethargy, and threw him into a strange state of agitation.
    Chapter 26 (40% in)
  • And his agitation precluded further speech; he advanced hastily to the entrance, where I made way for him to pass.
    Chapter 31 (72% in)
  • I suppose this resemblance disarmed Mr. Heathcliff: he walked to the hearth in evident agitation; but it quickly subsided as he looked at the young man: or, I should say, altered its character; for it was there yet.
    Chapter 33 (67% in)

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