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Wuthering Heights
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  • But I have been vexed, because you wouldn’t come.
  • A nothing vexed him; and suspected slights of his authority nearly threw him into fits.
  • But as soon as she saw him vexed again, she kissed his hand, and said she would sing him to sleep.
  • I own I did not like her, after infancy was past; and I vexed her frequently by trying to bring down her arrogance: she never took an aversion to me, though.
  • She was vexed, but she did not proceed.
  • Was he vexed at my bad humour this afternoon?
  • He looked vexed, and suggested the kitchen as a more suitable place for him.
  • ’Don’t vex me.
  • He many a time spoke sternly to me about my pertness; and averred that the stab of a knife could not inflict a worse pang than he suffered at seeing his lady vexed.
  • Hereafter, we must be cautious how we vex her.’
  • If a servant chanced to vex her, it was always — ’I shall tell papa!’
  • I was so vexed, I flung my tray and its contents on the ground; and then seated myself at the stairs’-head, hid my face in my hands, and cried.
  • There was such anguish in the gush of grief that accompanied this raving, that my compassion made me overlook its folly, and I drew off, half angry to have listened at all, and vexed at having related my ridiculous nightmare, since it produced that agony; though WHY was beyond my comprehension.
  • And I’ll never — never — oh, never, while I have my senses, do an act or say a word to vex him.
  • …peculiarly wayward, rejecting her breakfast, complaining that the servants did not do what she told them; that the mistress would allow her to be nothing in the house, and Edgar neglected her; that she had caught a cold with the doors being left open, and we let the parlour fire go out on purpose to vex her, with a hundred yet more frivolous accusations, Mrs. Linton peremptorily insisted that she should get to bed; and, having scolded her heartily, threatened to send for the doctor.
  • I was much vexed at her and the servant for their mutual revelations; having no doubt of Linton’s approaching arrival, communicated by the former, being reported to Mr. Heathcliff; and feeling as confident that Catherine’s first thought on her father’s return would be to seek an explanation of the latter’s assertion concerning her rude-bred kindred.
  • …to weary myself with imagining some fit parentage for him; and, repeating my waking meditations, I tracked his existence over again, with grim variations; at last, picturing his death and funeral: of which, all I can remember is, being exceedingly vexed at having the task of dictating an inscription for his monument, and consulting the sexton about it; and, as he had no surname, and we could not tell his age, we were obliged to content ourselves with the single word, ’Heathcliff.’

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  • It is a vexing problem.
  • the chronic diseases which vex mankind

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