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repeatedly attack to weaken or hinder
- One afternoon, when we were all harassed into a state of dire confusion, and Mr. Creakle was laying about him dreadfully, Tungay came in, and called out in his usual strong way: 'Visitors for Copperfield!'Chapters 7-9 (30% in)
- I found it rather harassing to live in this state of siege, but was too much afraid of Mrs. Crupp to see any way out of it.Chapters 34-36 (4% in)
- Why should he go to India, except to harass me?Chapters 40-42 (21% in)
- Whatever occurs to harass her, usually settles in her legs; but on this occasion it mounted to the chest, and then to the head, and, in short, pervaded the whole system in a most alarming manner.Chapters 58-60 (46% in)
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