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She was exasperated by his teasing.
  greatly annoyed
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  • She was exasperated by his teasing.
  • My little brother can be exasperating. He’s always testing his boundaries.
  • She sighed in exasperation. "My words are wasted on this young ox!"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • "I wish you wouldn’t come in without knocking," he said in the tone of abnormal exasperation that seemed so characteristic of him.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man

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  • ...she was less angry at him than exasperated by his persistence.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • They exasperated him to the point where they were close to driving him insane.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • and this report hath so exasperate the king that he prepares for some attempt of war.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • He began to fume with rage and exasperation.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Shallow impatience and exasperation, that was all Lily had felt.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • Ralph pushed both hands through his hair and looked at the little boy in mixed amusement and exasperation.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies

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  • Lieutenant Scheisskopf smacked his hands over his eyes in exasperation.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • She sounded exasperated, like she wanted to take me by the shoulders and shake me till my teeth fell out.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Edward threw his hands up in exasperation.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • I was mad at Harold and he was exasperated with me.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • "We know all this," Jace interrupted, exasperated.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Kathy liked to act exasperated, but Zeitoun’s romantic side was central to why she loved him.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • He was exasperated because he didn’t know what that look meant.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • it should have been clear to him that this exasperation with circumstances and people aggravated his illness, and that he ought therefore to ignore unpleasant occurrences.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • He gives me that I-am-Paco-and-I-am-exasperated look.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Something between a sigh and a huff of exasperation leaves my mouth.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • "For heaven’s sake, Harry," said Hermione, exasperated,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Wilden sounded exasperated.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • I just dropped my head and shook it, exasperated.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Tellez threw up his arms in exasperation,
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • "Just a few more minutes!"

    "Grover," she cried, exasperated. "You’ve been working at it for hours!"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • ...said Professor McGonagall, sounding half exasperated, half admiring.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • All day long I hear nothing but what an exasperating child I am,
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • "Don’t bother," said Cedric in an exasperated voice...
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Hermes raised his arms in exasperation.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Hermione leapt to her feet, looking exasperated and angry.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I could take her optimism and cheerfulness only so long.... "Don’t you get it?" I said, exasperated. "I’m not nervous about the play, I just don’t want to be here."
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • Ron sighed exasperatedly.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Zoe threw up her hands in exasperation.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Of all the silly, exasperating things.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • This seemed to exasperate the Prince.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • Roy was completely exasperated.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • Exasperates, makes mad her sister
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Carter blew air out of his mouth in exasperation.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • she cried, exasperated, and then added quickly, "I mean, I’ll be right there, Mama."
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • Several times work stopped altogether ... while Kenny and Selvam strode about the deserted site in exasperation,
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • There was a sigh of exasperation.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Jose Arcadio could then turn to Aureliano to untangle certain domestic problems that exasperated him.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • "The check bounced last week."
     "I thought we had it covered."
     "We would have if you hadn’t taken the money out," she said, exasperated.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • I shook my head, exasperated, as I went over and sat down on the bed.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • The question exasperated Pete beyond the powers of endurance.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • "Okay . . . okay. I give up!" Dorothy said, gritting her teeth and dropping her arms, exasperated.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • My hands were shaking with rage or frustration or exasperation, who knew which, but I managed to fill the mug to the brim with the thick yellowish milk.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • The most exasperating was the impressment of American seamen to serve in the English navy.
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • ... I said, exasperated with him.
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
  • He sounded totally exasperated.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
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