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exasperated
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  • Lieutenant Scheisskopf smacked his hands over his eyes in exasperation.
  • ’Well, I’m not Henry Fonda,’ Major Major exclaimed, in a voice quavering with exasperation.
  • ’Let me try to explain it again,’ Milo offered with growing weariness and exasperation, jerking his thumb toward the thief with the sweet tooth, still grinning beside him.
  • ’Oh, I don’t know what I wanted,’ Colonel Cathcart cried out in exasperation.
  • Yossarian answered in a collapsing voice, weary suddenly of shouting so much, of the whole frustrating, exasperating, ridiculous situation.
  • ’What correspondence?’ asked the chaplain plaintively in rising exasperation.
  • ’Ooooooooooooooooooooh,’ Nately moaned out loud in exasperation when he realized that he had just moaned.
  • Nately gave up in exasperation.
  • ’I don’t want to hurt you!’ the chaplain insisted with a rising hint of exasperation, even though he was still rooted to the spot.
  • ’What do you want from me?’ he yelled at her in whining and exasperated confusion.
  • They were afraid of Yossarian and persecuted him incessantly with nagging generosity and with their exasperating insistence on doing small favors for him.
  • ’Goddammit,’ he expostulated politely in an uncommon excess of exasperation, ’what’s the matter with you two men anyway?
  • ’Madonn’!’ cried his girl in exasperation, and stamped out of the room.
  • He pushed his pencil aside and rose to his feet in frantic exasperation.
  • ’But I just wrote it!’ the chaplain cried in exasperation.
  • Major Danby protested, his bulging eyes straining in their sockets with tortured awe and exasperation.
  • Yossarian roared with exasperated laughter at the trick, but in the end there was nothing for them to do when night fell but eat a damp dinner in a dirty restaurant and hitch a ride back to the airfield, where they slept on the chill metal floor of the plane and turned and tossed in groaning torment until the truck drivers blasted up less than two hours later with their crates of artichokes and chased them out onto the ground while they filled up the plane.

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  • She was exasperated by his teasing.
  • My little brother can be exasperating. He’s always testing his boundaries.

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