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.