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aggravate
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Great Expectations
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  • It was very aggravating; but, throughout the interview, Joe persisted in addressing Me instead of Miss Havisham.
  • Meanwhile, councils went on in the kitchen at home, fraught with almost insupportable aggravation to my exasperated spirit.

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  • I think the Romans must have aggravated one another very much, with their noses.
  • Anyhow, Mr. Wopsle’s Roman nose so aggravated me, during the recital of my misdemeanours, that I should have liked to pull it until he howled.
  • And I was so aggravated that I almost doubt if I did know.
  • The privilege of calling her by her name and hearing her call me by mine became, under the circumstances an aggravation of my trials; and while I think it likely that it almost maddened her other lovers, I know too certainly that it almost maddened me.
  • The appointed punishment for his return to the land that had cast him out, being Death, and his case being this aggravated case, he must prepare himself to Die.
  • This was so very aggravating—the more especially as I found myself making no way against his surly obtuseness—that I said, disregarding Herbert’s efforts to check me,— "Come, Mr. Drummle, since we are on the subject, I’ll tell you what passed between Herbert here and me, when you borrowed that money."
  • Words cannot state the amount of aggravation and injury wreaked upon me by Trabb’s boy, when passing abreast of me, he pulled up his shirt-collar, twined his side-hair, stuck an arm akimbo, and smirked extravagantly by, wriggling his elbows and body, and drawling to his attendants, "Don’t know yah, don’t know yah, ’pon my soul don’t know yah!"

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as in: he aggravates me Define
annoy or irritate
as in: aggravated his illness Define
make worse
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