To better see all uses of the word
vex
in
Anna Karenina
please enable javascript.

vex
Used In
Anna Karenina
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • "What is she vexed with him about?" thought Kitty, discerning that Anna had intentionally not responded to Vronsky’s bow.
  • She who had so feared he would take her condition too lightly was now vexed with him for deducing from it the necessity of taking some step.
  • But Levin felt a longing to get as much mowing done that day as possible, and was vexed with the sun sinking so quickly in the sky.
  • She knew that the old lady was expected from day to day, that she would be pleased at her son’s choice, and she felt it strange that he should not make his offer through fear of vexing his mother.
  • She was vexed, too, that from all she could learn of this connection it was not that brilliant, graceful, worldly liaison which she would have welcomed, but a sort of Wertherish, desperate passion, so she was told, which might well lead him into imprudence.
  • "It’s nothing; I wanted you to look round," she said, watching him, and trying to guess whether he was vexed at being interrupted or not.
  • Nikolay answered, vexed at the question.
  • He felt vexed with his wife for not being anxious about this exquisite baby, and in this vexed humor he had no wish to go to her; he had no wish, either, to see Princess Betsy.
  • He felt vexed with his wife for not being anxious about this exquisite baby, and in this vexed humor he had no wish to go to her; he had no wish, either, to see Princess Betsy.
  • She felt positively vexed with her for getting better from the very moment her letter was sent off.
  • She said: "Tell me frankly, you were vexed at getting my letter, and you didn’t believe me?"
  • You are vexed, I see.
  • She determined that she would get the smaller part of the trousseau all ready now, and the larger part should be made later, and she was much vexed with Levin because he was incapable of giving her a serious answer to the question whether he agreed to this arrangement or not.
  • He was rather vexed at the non-arrival of the old prince, whom he liked more and more the more he saw of him, and also at the arrival of this Vassenka Veslovsky, a quite uncongenial and superfluous person.
  • Levin was vexed both at being hindered from shooting and at his horses getting stuck in the mud, and still more at the fact that neither Stepan Arkadyevitch nor Veslovsky helped him and the coachman to unharness the horses and get them out, since neither of them had the slightest notion of harnessing.
  • " He felt dismayed and vexed for the first minute, that his brother Nikolay’s presence should come to disturb his happy mood of spring.
  • If I walk on tiptoe, he will be vexed; to tread firmly, I’m ashamed."
  • "They have got into talk without me," thought Kitty, "but still it’s vexing that Kostya’s out.
  • I’m only vexed, that’s true, that you seem somehow unwilling to admit that there are duties…."

  • There are no more uses of "vex" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
  • It is a vexing problem.
  • the chronic diseases which vex mankind

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading