It was one of the most exasperating attributes of Bounderby, that he not only sang his own praises but stimulated other men to sing them.
’Now, my friend,’ said Mr. Bounderby, whom he could not have exasperated more, quite unconscious of it though he was, than by seeming to appeal to any one else, ’if you will favour me with your attention for half a minute, I should like to have a word or two with you.
’Well!’ said the exasperated Bounderby, ’while he was snoring, or choking, or Dutch-clocking, or something or other — being asleep — some fellows, somehow, whether previously concealed in the house or not remains to be seen, got to young Tom’s safe, forced it, and abstracted the contents.
The member of the fluffy classes was injured, exasperated, left the house grumbling, met somebody who proposed to him to go in for some share in this Bank business, went in, put something in his pocket which had nothing in it before, and relieved his mind extremely.
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She was exasperated by his teasing.
My little brother can be exasperating. He’s always testing his boundaries.