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agitate
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • The panting of the horses communicated a tremulous motion to the coach, as if it were in a state of agitation.
  • Change places with him, and would you have been looked at by those blue eyes as he was, and commiserated by that agitated face as he was?
  • Yielding to his own disturbance of mind, and to his young companion’s agitation, which became greater every instant, Mr. Jarvis Lorry twice stopped to rest.
  • You have seen the worst of her agitation.
  • He had shown strong internal agitation when he was questioned, and that pondering or brooding look which made him old, had been upon him, like a heavy cloud, ever since.
  • And her agitated hand waved to them from a chaise window, and she was gone.
  • His breathing was a little quickened; but he repressed all other signs of agitation.
  • She was in great agitation.
  • Much interested and agitated, Mr. Lorry said: "You come from Doctor Manette?"
  • From whom newly arrived, did he come out, agitated and surprised, to take his favourite in his arms?
  • For, it must be recorded, that not only was Miss Pross lost in amazement and agitation, but, Mr. Cruncher—though it seemed on his own separate and individual account—was in a state of the greatest wonder.
  • A wild-looking woman, whom even in his agitation, Mr. Lorry observed to be all of a red colour, and to have red hair, and to be dressed in some extraordinary tight-fitting fashion, and to have on her head a most wonderful bonnet like a Grenadier wooden measure, and good measure too, or a great Stilton cheese, came running into the room in advance of the inn servants, and soon settled the question of his detachment from the poor young lady, by laying a brawny hand upon his chest, andů
  • They had the air of a rough tribunal; Jacques One and Two sitting on the old pallet-bed, each with his chin resting on his hand, and his eyes intent on the road-mender; Jacques Three, equally intent, on one knee behind them, with his agitated hand always gliding over the network of fine nerves about his mouth and nose; Defarge standing between them and the narrator, whom he had stationed in the light of the window, by turns looking from him to them, and from them to him.
  • "Pray," said Mr. Lorry, in a soothing tone, bringing his left hand from the back of the chair to lay it on the supplicatory fingers that clasped him in so violent a tremble: "pray control your agitation—a matter of business.
  • Carton," she answered, after an agitated pause, "the secret is yours, not mine; and I promise to respect it."
  • "Now what do you think, Mr. Cruncher," said Miss Pross, whose agitation was so great that she could hardly speak, or stand, or move, or live: "what do you think of our not starting from this courtyard?

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  • Our goal is to agitate public unrest, so there will be a cry for change.
  • She gets agitated whenever the topic comes up.

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