His suit, the latest thing in Old Eli Togs, was skin-tight, with skimpy trousers to the tops of his glaring tan boots, a chorus-man waistline, pattern of an agitated check, and across the back a belt which belted nothing.
Ahead, another car was leaving the curb, and Babbitt slowed up, holding out his hand to the cars pressing on him from behind, agitatedly motioning an old woman to go ahead, avoiding a truck which bore down on him from one side.
There was agitation abroad.
He sat agitated on the slippery leather seat, in that chill dimness which smelled of dust and perfume and Turkish cigarettes.
In relief at their escape the Bunch—Tanis, Minnie Sonntag, Pete, Fulton Bemis—shouted "Oh, baby," and waved their hands to the agitated other driver.
When dawn came and the waiting seemed at an end, he fell asleep, and was vexed to have been caught off his guard, to have been aroused by Verona’s entrance and her agitated "Oh, what is it, Dad?"
He had to go to their parties; he was involved in the agitation when everybody telephoned to everybody else that she hadn’t meant what she’d said when she’d said that, and anyway, why was Pete going around saying she’d said it?
She had become secretary to Mr. Gruensberg of the Gruensberg Leather Company; she did her work with the thoroughness of a mind which reveres details and never quite understands them; but she was one of the people who give an agitating impression of being on the point of doing something desperate—of leaving a job or a husband—without ever doing it.
When all the family were up-stairs he got as far as telephoning to her apartment-house, but he was agitated about it and when the janitor answered he blurted, "Nev’ mind—I’ll call later," and hung up the receiver.
The first thing he heard was his wife’s agitated: "George!
He was still more agitated when the ballots were counted and Gunch said, "It’s a pleasure to announce that Georgie Babbitt will be the next assistant gavel-wielder.
Babbitt was agitated, but Gunch began in a friendly way: "How’s the boy?
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Our goal is to agitate public unrest, so there will be a cry for change.