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  • Mother is extremely vexed on your account, too….
  • What vexes me much is that I am such an insignificant creature that it matters nothing to anybody whether I have done bad actions or not!
  • For no other reason than to vex their mother—none—none!
  • She was astonished and vexed, and her disappointment pleased Colia immensely.
  • "Don’t go after him just now, Colia, or he’ll be vexed, and the benefit of this moment will be lost!" said the prince, as the boy was hurrying out of the room.
  • The prince thought, too, that he looked vexed and annoyed, and not nearly so friendly towards himself as he had been earlier in the night.
  • "If you really intended to shoot yourself, Terentieff," said Evgenie Pavlovitch, laughing, "if I were you, after all these compliments, I should just not shoot myself in order to vex them all."
  • Then as if vexed that he could not ever express what he really meant, he said irritably, in a loud voice: "Excellency, I have the honour of inviting you to my funeral; that is, if you will deign to honour it with your presence.

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

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