For a week Martin’s life had all the regularity of an escaped soldier in the enemy’s country, with the same agitation
But his agitation broke against the solidity of his union with Leora.
The light had gone out abruptly, as though an agitated watcher were trying to hide from him.
Their last agitation was removed by the complacence of Mr. Tozer.
After the fifth dance he was agitated.
As Martin tried to hold them he heard the agitated pounding of a policeman’s night stick on the pavement.
All South Zenith was agitated by the glare on the low-hung clouds, the smell of scorched timber, the infernal bells of charging fire-apparatus.
In their common misery they forgot that they had been agitated by a girl named Orchid.
The softness of her sleeve was agitating to his hand.
The citizens had formerly been agitated by his irreligion, his moral looseness, and his lack of local patriotism, but when they were prodded out of their comfortable and probably beneficial dirt, they exploded.
But his imagination had ceased to agitate him.
In agitation he tore a match-box from his coat pocket, scratched a match, snapped on the light.
Leora and he went without too much agitation to the house of Ross McGurk, in the East Seventies, near Fifth Avenue.
File on file of people, black, white, Hindu, stood in an agitated cue a block long, ten deep, waiting dumbly, as for death.
…the superiority of fresh air to warmth in schools, about the hygienic dangers of dirty streets about the real danger of alcohol, about the value of face-masks in influenza epidemics, about most of the things they tub-thumped in their campaigns, Pickerbaugh merely became angry, and Martin wanted to resign, and saw Irving Watters again, and returned to Pickerbaugh with new zeal, and was in general as agitated and wretched as a young revolutionist discovering the smugness of his leaders.
He agitated the mouth of the tube in the Bunsen burner, droning, "Every time you take the plug from a tube, flame the mouth of the tube.
Parents’ associations he enlightened upon "the saving in doctors’ bills of treating the child before maladjustments go too far,’ but to physicians he gave assurance that public health agitation would merely make the custom of going regularly to doctors more popular.
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Our goal is to agitate public unrest, so there will be a cry for change.