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agitate
used in Frankenstein

23 uses
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Definition to stir up — emotionally (such as anxiety) or physically (such as shaking)
  • More than once the agitation into which these reflections threw me made my friends dread a dangerous relapse.
    Chapter 21 (71% in)
agitation = anxiety
  • These reflections have dispelled the agitation with which I began my letter, and I feel my heart glow with an enthusiasm which elevates me to heaven, for nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose—a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
    Introductory Letters (9% in)
  • It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs.
    Chapter 5 (4% in)
  • I took refuge in the courtyard belonging to the house which I inhabited, where I remained during the rest of the night, walking up and down in the greatest agitation, listening attentively, catching and fearing each sound as if it were to announce the approach of the demoniacal corpse to which I had so miserably given life.
    Chapter 5 (24% in)
  • "Compose yourself," said Clerval, who observed my change of colour, "I will not mention it if it agitates you; but your father and cousin would be very happy if they received a letter from you in your own handwriting.
    Chapter 5 (96% in)
  • I motioned him to take up the letter, while I walked up and down the room in the extremest agitation.
    Chapter 7 (22% in)
  • Elizabeth saw even this last resource, her excellent dispositions and irreproachable conduct, about to fail the accused, when, although violently agitated, she desired permission to address the court.
    Chapter 8 (35% in)
  • My own agitation and anguish was extreme during the whole trial.
    Chapter 8 (46% in)
  • I now made arrangements for my journey, but one feeling haunted me which filled me with fear and agitation.
    Chapter 18 (49% in)
  • Even I, depressed in mind, and my spirits continually agitated by gloomy feelings, even I was pleased.
    Chapter 18 (73% in)
  • ...descend almost perpendicularly to the water, casting black and impenetrable shades, which would cause a gloomy and mournful appearance were it not for the most verdant islands that believe the eye by their gay appearance; I have seen this lake agitated by a tempest, when the wind tore up whirlwinds of water and gave you an idea of what the water-spout must be on the great ocean; and the waves dash with fury the base of the mountain, where the priest and his mistress were overwhelmed by...
    Chapter 18 (78% in)
  • I had been awake the whole of the preceding night, my nerves were agitated, and my eyes inflamed by watching and misery.
    Chapter 20 (48% in)
  • The first part of this deposition did not in the least interest me, but when the mark of the fingers was mentioned I remembered the murder of my brother and felt myself extremely agitated; my limbs trembled, and a mist came over my eyes, which obliged me to lean on a chair for support.
    Chapter 21 (9% in)
  • This idea was probably suggested by the extreme agitation I had exhibited when the mode of the murder had been described.
    Chapter 21 (18% in)
  • As Mr. Kirwin said this, notwithstanding the agitation I endured on this retrospect of my sufferings, I also felt considerable surprise at the knowledge he seemed to possess concerning me.
    Chapter 21 (53% in)
  • But you are ill; even now you tremble; you are unfit for agitation of any kind.
    Chapter 21 (56% in)
  • The name of my unfortunate and murdered friend was an agitation too great to be endured in my weak state; I shed tears.
    Chapter 21 (67% in)
  • Elizabeth observed my agitation for some time in timid and fearful silence, but there was something in my glance which communicated terror to her, and trembling, she asked, "What is it that agitates you, my dear Victor?
    Chapter 23 (8% in)
  • Elizabeth observed my agitation for some time in timid and fearful silence, but there was something in my glance which communicated terror to her, and trembling, she asked, "What is it that agitates you, my dear Victor?
    Chapter 23 (9% in)
  • But the overflowing misery I now felt, and the excess of agitation that I endured rendered me incapable of any exertion.
    Chapter 23 (47% in)
  • I trembled with excess of agitation as I said this; there was a frenzy in my manner, and something, I doubt not, of that haughty fierceness which the martyrs of old are said to have possessed.
    Chapter 23 (95% in)
  • Everything was silent except the leaves of the trees, which were gently agitated by the wind; the night was nearly dark, and the scene would have been solemn and affecting even to an uninterested observer.
    Chapter 24 (3% in)
  • Sometimes he commanded his countenance and tones and related the most horrible incidents with a tranquil voice, suppressing every mark of agitation; then, like a volcano bursting forth, his face would suddenly change to an expression of the wildest rage as he shrieked out imprecations on his persecutor.
    Chapter 24 (37% in)

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