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War and Peace
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  • The plump boy ran after them angrily, as if vexed that their program had been disturbed.
  • But this sort of thing seems done on purpose to vex us.
  • It was not what he had read that vexed him, but the fact that the life out there in which he had now no part could perturb him.
  • He was evidently vexed and impatient for the talkative doctor to go.
  • His coming vexed me from the first, and I said something disagreeable to him.
  • I was beginning to be vexed with you.
  • The more interesting his letters were the more vexed she felt.
  • More than once he had vexed his father by spoiling his own career, and he laughed at distinctions of all kinds.
  • Then, vexed at his own weakness, he turned away and began to report on the position of affairs.
  • The princess was apparently vexed at not having anyone to be angry with.
  • He was cross with the stupid old man (as he called Rostov), who had made him stay by assuring him that some necessary documents had not yet arrived from town, and he was vexed with himself for having stayed.
  • She knew it to be necessary, and though it was hard for her she was not vexed with these people.
  • But when she was with Natasha she was not vexed with her and did not reproach her.
  • She concluded from his tone that he was vexed with her and wished to end the conversation.
  • She knew that when he thought aloud in this way he would sometimes ask her what he had been saying, and be vexed if he noticed that she had been thinking about something else.
  • The kindhearted countess was the more vexed with Sonya because that poor, dark-eyed niece of hers was so meek, so kind, so devotedly grateful to her benefactors, and so faithfully, unchangingly, and unselfishly in love with Nicholas, that there were no grounds for finding fault with her.
  • Excited and vexed by the failure and supposing that someone must be responsible for it, Toll galloped up to the commander of the corps and began upbraiding him severely, saying that he ought to be shot.
  • "Well, messieurs et mesdames," said Nicholas loudly and with apparent cheerfulness (it seemed to Countess Mary that he did it on purpose to vex her), "I have been on my feet since six this morning.
  • Sometimes when, trying to understand him, she spoke of the good work he was doing for his serfs, he would be vexed and reply: "Not in the least; it never entered my head and I wouldn’t do that for their good!

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

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