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  • ’Bounderby,’ said Mr. Gradgrind, drawing a chair to the fireside, ’you are always so interested in my young people — particularly in Louisa — that I make no apology for saying to you, I am very much vexed by this discovery.
  • As to Mrs. Gradgrind, if she said anything on the subject, she would come a little way out of her wrappers, like a feminine dormouse, and say: ’Good gracious bless me, how my poor head is vexed and worried by that girl Jupe’s so perseveringly asking, over and over again, about her tiresome letters!

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

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