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agitate
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Crime and Punishment
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  • But no words, no exclamations, could express his agitation.
  • He, too, appeared to be in some agitation.
  • Raskolnikov was violently agitated.
  • Am I not evidently agitated?
  • He was in violent agitation.
  • The question why he was now going to Razumihin agitated him even more than he was himself aware; he kept uneasily seeking for some sinister significance in this apparently ordinary action.
  • Sonia was agitated again and even angry, as though a canary or some other little bird were to be angry.
  • A minute later Sonia, too, came in with the candle, set down the candlestick and, completely disconcerted, stood before him inexpressibly agitated and apparently frightened by his unexpected visit.
  • Raskolnikov asked with unmistakable agitation.
  • He had been listening in indescribable agitation, as this man who had seen through and through him, went back upon himself.
  • She got out of the room at last, agitated and distressed, and returned to Katerina Ivanovna, overwhelmed with confusion.
  • He began to feel himself that he was certainly forgetting things and was disgustingly agitated.
  • He was agitated too, especially at some moments, by the thought of his approaching interview with Sonia: he had to tell her who had killed Lizaveta.
  • "It’s not Katerina Ivanovna I am afraid of now," he muttered in agitation—"and that she will begin pulling my hair.
  • What’s all this for?" said Sonia, strangely and violently agitated by his words.
  • Who’s that?" he said suddenly in a thick gasping voice, in agitation, turning his eyes in horror towards the door where his daughter was standing, and trying to sit up.

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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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