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aggravate as in:  she aggravates me

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  • She sees the bad side of everything and is aggravated by cheerful people.
    aggravated = annoyed or irritated
  • She possessed the unique ability to aggravate almost anyone she ever met.   (source)
    aggravate = irritate or annoy
  • I'm smiling at you even though you're aggravating me.   (source)
    aggravating = annoying or irritating
  • In a moment of selfishness, she finds herself aggravated by it, because things are going so well for her now.   (source)
    aggravated = annoyed or irritated
  • But their antics seemed to be aggravating Draco Malfoy, who looked increasingly sour each time he saw them at it.   (source)
    aggravating = annoying or irritating
  • But there was a way to avoid such aggravation: He could simply abandon the Datsun and resume his odyssey on foot.   (source)
    aggravation = annoyance or irritation
  • The whole reception was beautiful and interesting and completely aggravating.   (source)
    aggravating = annoying or irritating
  • Scout, don't let Aunty aggravate you.   (source)
    aggravate = annoy or irritate
  • But the first sign of aggravation, I'm calling it off.   (source)
    aggravation = annoyance or irritation
  • I don't know why I'm feeling so aggravated.   (source)
    aggravated = annoyed or irritated
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  • You're peculiar, you're aggravating, yet you're easy to forgive.   (source)
    aggravating = annoying or irritating
  • I also talked to Margot about Father and Mother, about how nice it could be here if they weren't so aggravating.   (source)
  • This aggravates his father no end, and several other adults have made nasty remarks about it too.   (source)
    aggravates = annoys or irritates
  • Call watched the proceedings silently, unable to decide who he was more aggravated at, Gus or Jake.   (source)
    aggravated = annoyed or irritated
  • ...he could really be aggravating sometimes.   (source)
    aggravating = annoying (irritating)
  • You are the most aggravating child!   (source)
    aggravating = annoying or irritating
  • "Oh, they're all right, bless their heart," said his wife; "it's you that's the aggravatingest old thing that ever was."   (source)
    aggravatingest = most annoying or irritating
  • if we minded our business and didn't talk back and aggravate them, we would pull through   (source)
    aggravate = annoy or irritate
  • Such a look of reproach at Edmund from his father she could never have expected to witness; and to feel that it was in any degree deserved was an aggravation indeed.   (source)
    aggravation = something that is disturbing
  • Maxon's voice was full of an aggravated wonder at the talents of the rebels.   (source)
    aggravated = annoyed or irritated
  • It's the machinations that wheel us there that aggravate, perplex, interest, and astound me.   (source)
    aggravate = irritate or annoy
  • It seemed only yesterday that he was telling me not to aggravate Aunty.   (source)
    aggravate = annoy or irritate
  • She might have aggravated him some, but she wouldn't have led him to this.   (source)
    aggravated = annoyed or irritated
  • "Was he aggravating you, or what?" she asked.   (source)
    aggravating = annoying or irritating
  • Or I might want to kick a pig if one aggravates me.   (source)
    aggravates = annoys or irritates
  • Gus and his pig were aggravating company.   (source)
    aggravating = annoying or irritating
  • It aggravates 'em.   (source)
    aggravates = annoys or irritates
  • It just aggravates her.   (source)
  • But the most aggravating aspect to it was that Gus always sounded cheerful, as if there was no trouble in the world that could catch him.   (source)
    aggravating = annoying or irritating
  • He could never get it out in time to shoot an Indian, if one appeared, and it was causing him terrible aggravation.   (source)
    aggravation = annoyance or irritation
  • "Well, this is aggravating," Jake said.   (source)
    aggravating = annoying or irritating
  • Of course, if she had been there helping, there would have been trouble, but that didn't lessen the aggravation of what Gus had done.   (source)
    aggravation = annoyance or irritation
  • Augustus said nothing, and Dish soon concluded that he was to get the loan, even if the aggravation of Mr. Pierce's company wasn't involved.   (source)
  • However aggravating it was, Gus had meant it, and he would do it, though when he went back with the body he planned to see if he could at least buy her out.   (source)
    aggravating = annoying or irritating
  • "That's aggravating," Call said.   (source)
  • They are aggravating devils.   (source)
  • There is nothing more aggravating than a man who won't talk back—unless it is a woman who won't.   (source)
  • "You've been crying," remarked Josie, with aggravating pity.   (source)
  • Poor thing, many's the time I made myself go up to the little room that used to be hers and get out her poor old scrap-book and read in it when her pictures had been aggravating me and I had soured on her a little.   (source)
  • Marilla looked back once as the buggy bounced along and saw that aggravating Matthew leaning over the gate, looking wistfully after them.   (source)
  • I've never been to an Exhibition, and it's so aggravating to hear the other girls talking about their trips.   (source)
  • She feared she had been doing wrong: saying too much, overacting the caution which she had been fancying necessary; in guarding against one evil, laying herself open to another; and to have Miss Crawford's liveliness repeated to her at such a moment, and on such a subject, was a bitter aggravation.   (source)
    aggravation = irritation
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aggravate as in:  aggravated his illness

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  • The drug aggravates the pain.
    aggravates = makes worse
  • This intervention aggravated the health problems of the prisoners and sometimes resulted in death.   (source)
    aggravated = made worse
  • This shift in weight only aggravated the larger problem, and the shimmy grew stronger.   (source)
  • It was a typical midsummer day in Boston-hot, humid, with the same news that usually accompanied such weather-a few assaults brought on by aggravated tensions and two early afternoon murders by people who had taken it too far.   (source)
  • He held his left hind leg off the ground to avoid aggravating his wound: a long gash that nearly severed the muscle.   (source)
    aggravating = making worse
  • Gus always managed to aggravate whatever situation he was in with a woman.   (source)
    aggravate = make worse
  • The next day I aggravated our situation further when I told Grandmother that I had invited Russell on the trip Grandmother and I had planned to the border of Idaho.   (source)
    aggravated = made worse
  • What's aggravated the situation horribly in these recent months is these drugs he's been getting.   (source)
  • Her jealousy, and alarm, and his increasing evasiveness or rudeness, will be invaluable for the aggravation of the domestic tension.   (source)
    aggravation = making worse
  • …a nagging weakness and weariness, dizziness now and then, digestive troubles, all aggravated by a feeling of oppression, a sense of doom...   (source)
    aggravated = made worse
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  • It was to be decided whether the result of my curiosity and lawless devices would cause the death of two of my fellow beings: one a smiling babe full of innocence and joy, the other far more dreadfully murdered, with every aggravation of infamy that could make the murder memorable in horror.   (source)
    aggravation = something that makes something worse
  • Under any circumstances it would have been an unwelcome alliance; but to have it so clandestinely formed, and such a period chosen for its completion, placed Julia's feelings in a most unfavourable light, and severely aggravated the folly of her choice.   (source)
    aggravated = made worse
  • The relative anonymity of these kids seemed to aggravate their plight and their despair.   (source)
    aggravate = make worse
  • No one was injured, but Antonio and Perez were charged with aggravated kidnapping and attempted murder of the police officers.   (source)
    aggravated = legally made worse (by how it was done)
  • Another brief was filed on behalf of former child soldiers whose terrifying behavior after being forced into violent African militias made the crimes of our clients seem much less aggravated by comparison.   (source)
    aggravated = bad
  • People were tense and short-tempered, a situation only aggravated by the knowledge they were sailing toward a battle.   (source)
    aggravated = made worse
  • There was also an extravagant nightmarishness about the passing moonscape which aggravated my depression and fear.   (source)
  • Something about Sophie's fury and bitterness, combined with her drinking—all of these so new to me—aggravated my jitters until the feeling became almost insupportable.   (source)
  • Aggravate that most useful human characteristic, the horror and neglect of the obvious.   (source)
    aggravate = make worse
  • Since this is a kind of beauty even more transitory than most, we thus aggravate the female's chronic horror of growing old (with many excellent results) and render her less willing and less able to bear children.   (source)
  • There is, of course, always the chance, not of chloroforming the shame, but of aggravating it and producing Despair.   (source)
    aggravating = making worse
  • You may not have heard of the last blow--Julia's elopement; she is gone to Scotland with Yates.  She left London a few hours before we entered it. At any other time this would have been felt dreadfully. Now it seems nothing; yet it is an heavy aggravation.   (source)
    aggravation = something making the situation worse
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  • Nonsense, O'Flaherty," said Professor Binns in an aggravated tone.†   (source)
  • Okay, I get the point, he signed, aggravated but smiling.†   (source)
  • And it's possible you hid it somewhere, to aggravate me.†   (source)
  • "YOU AGGRAVATE HIGH OCTANE—THAT'LL DO IT," said Owen Meany.†   (source)
  • He straightened, but she crushed her body into his, even though it still aggravated her wounds to do so.†   (source)
  • In the single hour we spend greeting children and shopkeepers, I see the Silvers assault or aggravate dozens of Red servants, all trying to do their jobs.†   (source)
  • I stretch out, pressing my hot cheek on the grass mat, staring at the thing in aggravation.†   (source)
  • Any sign of aggravation, I'll stop all this.†   (source)
  • That last part was mildly aggravating: Crake could be a little too instructive sometimes, and a little too free with the shoulds.†   (source)
  • His easiness and self-assurance aggravate me, just like they did at the labs.†   (source)
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  • By the time the twins were two years old their father's drinking, aggravated by the loneliness of tea estate life, had driven him into an alcoholic stupor.†   (source)
  • The dwarves only aggravated the problem by arguing obstinately with both the elves and us whenever they had the chance.†   (source)
  • Marybeth released an aggravated sigh, turned the corner into the living room.†   (source)
  • I was too aggravated to acknowledge him.†   (source)
  • I tried not to sound aggravated about it.†   (source)
  • I came to my feet, stretching carefully so as not to aggravate my wound.†   (source)
  • The hand motions, mouths and voices around me were all in an aggravating slow motion.†   (source)
  • You might find them aggravating, un-pleasant even.†   (source)
  • Macon remained calm, which seemed to aggravate everyone even more.†   (source)
  • Just when everybody was thinking their regular African gods were aggravated with us and fixing to teach us a lesson.†   (source)
  • At Jackson Park aggravation was endemic.†   (source)
  • I mean he's worked hard, and I don't think we should aggravate him, do you?†   (source)
  • He sometimes, I think he'd just do things to aggravate me.†   (source)
  • This was theoretically possible, but the captain quickly realized that the inertial navigation system had a built-in error factor of several hundred yards; this was aggravated by gravitational disturbances, which affected the "local vertical," which in turn affected the inertial fix.†   (source)
  • "Does he?" said Jace, in an aggravatingly thoughtful tone.†   (source)
  • Time mitigated his mad proposal, but it aggravated his feelings of frustration.†   (source)
  • I was getting better each day until I was carrying out a fake and didn't even have the ball, and not thinking, Carlos Dunlap pushed me from the side and I aggravated my back again and had to sit out even more practices.†   (source)
  • Aggravated sexual assault.†   (source)
  • Chubs unbuckled his seat belt with an aggravated sigh.†   (source)
  • She is quieter than usual, with an air of injured aggravation.†   (source)
  • Will felt himself yip, bark, whimper like an aggravated hound.†   (source)
  • I was peeved enough at Roy Lee to not answer, but then I figured it would aggravate him more to tell the truth.†   (source)
  • Not a place designed to aggravate suspicions.†   (source)
  • The museum was crowded, full of the stale, Sunday museum stink, aggravated, now, by the damp.†   (source)
  • The feeling swept over me that I had truly left Darlington Hall behind, and I must confess I did feel a slight sense of alarm — a sense aggravated by the feeling that I was perhaps not on the correct road at all, but speeding off in totally the wrong direction into a wilderness.†   (source)
  • I scowled at him for a moment, but I could feel the aggravation slipping away.†   (source)
  • I was dirty andannoyed by the time I reached prison, and my irritation was aggravated by the fact that I was put in a single cell with this fellow.†   (source)
  • The women in the town wore high-heeled shoes, and when Pauline tried to wear them, they aggravated her shuffle into a pronounced limp.†   (source)
  • Modernization and technology can aggravate the discrimination.†   (source)
  • One afternoon he watched in aggravated suspense as his landlady planted some tulips around the base of it.†   (source)
  • I nodded, not wanting to aggravate the atmosphere further.†   (source)
  • This defect, aggravated by an inability to function without glasses, prevented him from taking more than a token part in those team sports (basketball, baseball) that were the main occupation of most of the boys who might have been his friends.†   (source)
  • Save him a lot of aggravation.†   (source)
  • He's making sure none of the staff sees him bothered by anything; he knows that there's no better way in the world to aggravate somebody who's trying to make it hard for you than by acting like you're not bothered.†   (source)
  • The closing of the camps, in the fall of 1945, only aggravated what had begun inside.†   (source)
  • She was doing it on purpose, I was sure, to aggravate me and to force me of of the path.†   (source)
  • Also, I couldn't afford to aggravate Momma.†   (source)
  • Riding yesterday aggravated it again.†   (source)
  • Among some of the British command, and some skeptical Americans, what happened at Trenton was seen as only a minor defeat, an aggravating affair, but of no great consequence when compared to such large-scale British victories of 1776 as the Battle of Brooklyn or the taking of Fort Washington.†   (source)
  • Mr. Morrow—and he represents only one among many—is aggravated because he does not have access to all the facts.†   (source)
  • "Not interesting," Hassan pointed out But Lindsey —seemed to find it more aggravating than not-interesting.†   (source)
  • That's column A. Then we need to see whether any other aggravating factor fits from column B. Like, the youth of the victim—that works for Elizabeth, right?†   (source)
  • My father, who already had plenty of aggravations, was speechless with anxiety.†   (source)
  • He breasted a gently rising dune (although there was no sand here; the desert was hardpan, and even the harsh winds that blew when dark came raised only an aggravating harsh dust like scouring powder) and saw the kicked remains of a tiny campfire on the lee side, the side which the sun would quit earliest.†   (source)
  • She sounds aggravated at having to explain herself to me.†   (source)
  • "Well," he said, "you mustn't take it to heart," dismissing the years of aggravation with a flick of his hand.†   (source)
  • It must have been aggravated and broken open during the night.†   (source)
  • Boyle demanded from the doorway in a tone that took no trouble to hide aggravation.†   (source)
  • The jailer, Stanton Pendelton, a state militia officer who insisted on being called "Colonel Pendelton," was a perpetually grumpy man with a limp that seemed to grow more pronounced with stormy weather or his own personal level of aggravation.†   (source)
  • Every touch, at first only for her, and then for me, put out ten aggravating fires but started fifteen more.†   (source)
  • The suspense was aggravated by everyone's knowledge that on the last two similar occasions there had been no certificate forthcoming.†   (source)
  • Abuela is complaining that there was too much salt in the ropa vieja, that high blood pressure runs in the family, and that Rosario should be careful not to aggravate their condition.†   (source)
  • We had reached that point in the interrogation where I had to cough up some information or risk unnecessary aggravation.†   (source)
  • Korie: The thing that has impressed me most about Kay is that she really rarely gets truly aggravated or mad at Phil and the boys.†   (source)
  • Charleston survived the Civil War with her architectural legacy intact and her collective unconscious simmering with aggravated memories of bombardment, reconstruction, and emancipation as she struggled to become whole again.†   (source)
  • He heard the footsteps on the gravel, half running, approaching rapidly, and then a voice, a little breathless, a little aggravated: "Here you—I say!" and then he had drawn level, so that Leamas stopped, turned and looked at him.†   (source)
  • I was half aggravated with myself because I hadn't thought of it.†   (source)
  • He rode the trains very infrequently, for there was a growing anger against tramps, based on the angry violence of the I.W.W. and aggravated by the fierce reprisals against them.†   (source)
  • But at the Lapidus house no such bodily aggravation was needed.†   (source)
  • As for our secrecy, which you are correct in saying aggravates our problems— that is a matter beyond our control.†   (source)
  • This is the direct cause of the long lines which have made millions of you spend aggravating hours waiting for gasoline.†   (source)
  • Peter, in fact, was starting nothing worse than a common cold — the type that is almost chronic among people who fly long distances and experience sudden changes in temperature — and this cold was now being aggravated by the plateau dust.†   (source)
  • There were extenuating circumstances ...or were they aggravating?†   (source)
  • "Chiron," I said, "this is Meg McCaffrey, my new master and wellspring of aggravation.†   (source)
  • I s'pose you think I cheated?" he finished, aggravated by her expression.†   (source)
  • I lie, as instructed, with my head still, not aggravating the injuries to my neck.†   (source)
  • He seemed to notice this time, though, and it aggravated him.†   (source)
  • The look on his face must have been about another aggravation entirely.†   (source)
  • But cell or dayroom, if I notice any aggravation, I stop all visits.†   (source)
  • As aggravating as Meg could be, I was deeply unsettled by the idea that she might come to harm.†   (source)
  • Alec already didn't seem to like her; there was no point in aggravating his hostility.†   (source)
  • Without his aggravation, after all, she would never have needed a psychiatrist.†   (source)
  • Equally aggravating was the fact that there still was no Eiffel challenger.†   (source)
  • I was about as far from being a Caster as you could get, unless aggravating Amma counted as a power.†   (source)
  • I sat in my usual seat, slamming my bag down in aggravation.†   (source)
  • And I'd rather see a contented hog go to that chair than an aggravated hog.†   (source)
  • I was still aggravated, not in the mood for chitchat.†   (source)
  • I would not normally resort to such an extravagant display of theatrics, but I was ....aggravated.†   (source)
  • Apparently he could also be stubborn and aggravating.†   (source)
  • Then he said that he'd found a shirt ironed and put away with a button missing; and that it was very aggravating to put on a clean shirt, only to find you couldn't do it up properly because of a lack of buttons; and would we please mind that it did not happen again.†   (source)
  • But it was no use — the spider was either so large, or so magical, that the spells were doing no more than aggravating it.†   (source)
  • 'Well,' said Harry, considering the matter, 'I's'pose he's older, isn't he...and he's an international Quidditch player...' 'Yeah, but apart from that,' said Ron, sounding aggravated.†   (source)
  • The rancor was aggravated six months later when Gaston wrote again from Leopoldville, where he had finally recovered the airplane, simply to ask them to ship him the velocipede, which of all that he had left behind in Macondo was the only thing that had any sentimental value for him.†   (source)
  • It set out the reasons for finding Blomkvist guilty on fifteen counts of aggravated libel of the businessman Hans-Erik Wennerström.†   (source)
  • She was still aggravated with me, but I wasn't sure if it was because I had walked out of class or brought the locket home.†   (source)
  • She was murdered in January 1964, found tied to her bed, subjected to aggravated sexual assault, but the cause of death was asphyxiation; she was strangled.†   (source)
  • I don't want you aggravating him.†   (source)
  • Journalist Mikael Blomkvist of the magazine Millennium was sentenced this morning to 90 days in gaol for aggravated libel of industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström.†   (source)
  • I was even more aggravated than usual that I couldn't know what you were thinking, why you refused him.†   (source)
  • Aggravated, I snapped off the computer's main power switch, not waiting to shut things down properly.†   (source)
  • One further aggravation were the reports from home about young Charles, who had gotten into a scrape at Harvard.†   (source)
  • At the age of twenty-five, in 1987, he had been charged with aggravated bodily harm following a car accident.†   (source)
  • So you don't think it's plausible that he would have subjected Lisbeth Salander to aggravated sexual assault?†   (source)
  • He begged my forgiveness for the "aggravation" of that day, whereas I certainly bore him no blame for it whatsoever.†   (source)
  • Jocelyn was only a step behind her, and as aggravating as Isabelle found Clary's mother, she was glad in a moment, when Jocelyn raised her hand and a witchlight rune-stone blazed forth, illuminating the space they stood in.†   (source)
  • So we saved him the aggravation.†   (source)
  • When we were filming Kay's cooking video, The Commander's Kitchen, Phil was getting a little aggravated with me because he didn't want to wait to cook his frog legs.†   (source)
  • On July Jo, exhausted, irritable members of both houses started for home convinced the special session had only aggravated party divisions.†   (source)
  • But my mother-in-law taught me another axiom one day, when she was aggravated with her husband: "Obey, obey, obey, then do what you want."†   (source)
  • She knew that technically she had committed one crime after another this evening, including unlawful restraint and even aggravated kidnapping.†   (source)
  • The bright sunlight drove knife blades into his skull, aggravating the constant headache he'd had since he'd been thrown.†   (source)
  • A couple of times some stupid rule gets him mad, but he just makes himself act more polite and mannerly than ever till he begins to see how funny the whole thing is-the rules, the disapproving looks they use to enforce the rules, the ways of talking to you like you're nothing but a three-year-old-and when he sees how funny it is he goes to laughing, and this aggravates them no end.†   (source)
  • His denials, accompanied by a wistful smile which she interpreted as a sly one, only aggravated her suspicions.†   (source)
  • It feels the aggravation of middle-aged men like myself, who gibber after long-lost August afternoons to no avail.†   (source)
  • He suspects that the fall he had last year never healed properly and there's some new aggravation at the hip.†   (source)
  • This was drowned out by the next thought, which screamed loud and clear that if he was dumb enough to think that periods were the root of all female aggravation, then I wasn't going to waste my time with him.†   (source)
  • And the problem here," Svensson said, "is that the crime is aggravated rape, often in conjunction with abuse, aggravated abuse, and death threats, and in some instances illegal imprisonment as well.†   (source)
  • I had a local chain of stores, dry cleaning, which I sold after my wife passed away because I didn't need it anymore, the aggravation.†   (source)
  • His walruslike visage rarely changed; I never heard him raise his voice, but it was difficult to read his mood, beyond mild aggravation.†   (source)
  • Of the two wounds, Eragon found the second by far the most aggravating, because blood kept dripping into his eye, obscuring his vision.†   (source)
  • Jumper was full of a lot of pesky, aggravating mule tricks; but when you called on him to move a load, he'd move it or bust something.†   (source)
  • I still didn't think much of the idea of keeping him, but I guessed that when you are nearly a man, you have to learn to put up with a lot of aggravation from little old bitty kids.†   (source)
  • In retrospect, she realized these had often brightened her day, even if she had sometimes found them aggravating.†   (source)
  • Salander was extremely aggravated by the time he had finished, but she held back; she was exhausted and decided it would be better to keep quiet than to tarnish her stay at Sahlgrenska with a fight.†   (source)
  • He knew the penalties for aggravated rape, exploitation of a person in a subordinate position, abuse and aggravated abuse; he reckoned he would get at least six years in prison.†   (source)
  • And she was right, she was nearly always right, the tomatoes, the cleaning business, the house with the spacious basement, the daughter who hadn't caused them major aggravation by doing something stealthy out of wedlock.†   (source)
  • Even more aggravating for the President was the unrelenting feud between Jefferson and Hamilton, the two highest officers in his cabinet,and the most gifted.†   (source)
  • THE MONTHS that followed, despite another severe winter and the increasing aggravations of old age, were as happy a time for the Adamses as any in their years of retirement.†   (source)
  • But he's being sought for the police murder in Gosseberga, for aggravated assault on another officer, for the attempted murder of Salander, and for the aggravated kidnapping and assault of the dental hygienist Anita Kaspersson, as well as for the murders of Svensson and Johansson.†   (source)
  • For a moment, Galbatorix appeared aggravated; then he spokethe Word again—as well as other words in the ancient language besides—and the vow Eragon had uttered seemed to lose all meaning; the words lay in his mind like a handful of dead leaves, devoid of any power to impel or inspire.†   (source)
  • Over the next ten years he was convicted on five counts of theft, one of aggravated theft, two of unlawful intimidation, two narcotics offences, extortion, assault on a civil servant, two counts of possessing an illegal weapon, one criminal weapons charge, driving under the influence, and six counts of assault.†   (source)
  • He thought it unlikely that anyone would understand or appreciate the struggle and aggravation he had been through, the doubts, timidity, and hostilities he had had to contend with.†   (source)
  • Someone stuffed a leather glove into his mouth, aggravating the ache from his torn lips, while at the same time, rough hands grasped each of his legs and arms, stretching them out to their fullest extent and pinning them in place.†   (source)
  • Lee may have been justified in some of his anger at Franklin, Adams felt, but Lee was badly cast in his role, a dreadful aggravation to Franklin and also to the French, who not only disliked him but distrusted him, which was more serious.†   (source)
  • A host of answers leaped to the forefront of Eragon's mind: that he enjoyed crossing blades with Arya, despite the aggravation it caused him; that he wanted to be the very best sword fighter he could—the very best in the world, if possible; that the exercise helped calm his nerves and shape his body; and many more reasons besides.†   (source)
  • And though the decision aggravated still further the already infuriated Hamiltonians, who saw it as stillone more example of Adams's weakness and capriciousness, much of the electorate approved, and especially in Pennsylvania.†   (source)
  • Aggravating, I should think, because if he did it from choice ...You know, I feel sure that Botard must have taken a very poor view of it—what did he think of his Chief's behaviour?†   (source)
  • Only my hominess remained, aggravated by Sophie next to me in her white Lastex bathing suit and the total seclusion of our sandy nook, the clandestine nature of which made me a little feverish.†   (source)
  • His death at the early age of forty-five had been aggravated by the excessive consumption of his country's most famous product.†   (source)
  • From "Merck" I can assume I am suffering from a case of "severe acute glossitis," an inflamed condition of the tongue's surface which is of traumatic origin but doubtless aggravated by bacteria, viruses and all sorts of toxicity resulting from five or six hours of salivary exchange unprecedented in the history of my mouth and I daresay anyone's.†   (source)
  • When they succeeded they rode the wind and covered their mouths to aggravate their laughter.†   (source)
  • Because I think the only thing you can do is just aggravate him, trying to put something in his head against his will.†   (source)
  • These bugs aggravate the dickens out of me after it rains, but I can't see my way clear to squashing them.†   (source)
  • A slight remnant of the feeling continued to aggravate him, like a splinter burrowing underneath his skin.†   (source)
  • You're starting to aggravate me.†   (source)
  • If Nike radiates competitive vibes or something, she could aggravate the whole Greek-Roman rivalry big-time.†   (source)
  • Hrothgar's death and Nasuada's invasion of the Empire have served to inflame passions, aggravate old rivalries, and lend strength to those who believe it is folly to cast our lot with the Varden.†   (source)
  • The risks to the boy are minimal, since the girl's parents never prosecute the rapist—that would aggravate the harm to their daughter's reputation and would be resented in the community as a breach of tradition.†   (source)
  • "Beyond disgraceful," I mused in a low tone, knowing that my calm echo would aggravate her even more.†   (source)
  • For then sex, or rather its absence, and this insolent and gorgeous little garden—together with the people who inhabited it—all seemed to merge symbolically to make ever more unbearable the degenerate character of the University Residence Club and to aggravate my poverty and my lonely and outcast state.†   (source)
  • During the weeks I had known her she had been aggravatingly conservative and low-keyed in her dress (aside from the flair for costumery she shared with Nathan, which was a different matter) and wore clothes clearly not calculated to focus eyes on her body, especially her upper torso; she was excessively demure even at a time in fashion when the womanly figure, badly depreciated, was rather down and out.†   (source)
  • How aggravating Cully looks, standing there on one leg as if there was nothing the matter.†   (source)
  • Your habit of finding everything perfectly simple is aggravating to the last degree!†   (source)
  • The lined, painstaking, aggravating face of the Coroner, the gold pince-nez on his nose.†   (source)
  • This aggravates the possibilities of air attack and adds to our naval preoccupations.†   (source)
  • Although my case was not so aggravated as yours seems to be.†   (source)
  • And though the narrator experienced only the common form of exile, he cannot forget the case of those who, like Rambert the journalist and a good many others, had to endure an aggravated deprivation, since, being travelers caught by the plague and forced to stay where they were, they were cut off both from the person with whom they wanted to be and from their homes as well.†   (source)
  • His present trouble was aggravated by the cross-complication of Eliza's thrusts at his father, and the latent but constantly awakening antagonism of mother and daughter.†   (source)
  • For when she spoke again her words had fused into that alien, aggravating tongue that David could never fathom.†   (source)
  • Under this law the Court is able to hear evidence as to the aggravation or mitigation of the offense.†   (source)
  • But, oh, Georgie, Paul is so aggravating!†   (source)
  • She stirred in aggravation as she said this.†   (source)
  • "Oh, but I do know, as it happens," said the clerk in an aggravating manner.†   (source)
  • And how is that little twinge in the right hilum, where it always sounds a little aggravated?†   (source)
  • That—that is a repetition of your insult in an aggravated form.†   (source)
  • Don't repeat my words, please: It is a most aggravating habit.†   (source)
  • And I was so aggravated that I almost doubt if I did know.†   (source)
  • 'It's almost an aggravation of the enormity, that we shall be out to-day.†   (source)
  • She saw in it but an aggravation of the evil.†   (source)
  • At ten in the morning the symptoms of storm become aggravated.†   (source)
  • Don't you know it's nothing but aggravation—eh?'†   (source)
  • The belief that he repented his marriage, and suffered from it, only aggravated her vindictiveness.†   (source)
  • But it only aggravates my fear for Isabel.†   (source)
  • This feeling was aggravated by his being unable to tell her plainly the cause of his anger.†   (source)
  • Nothing so aggravates an earnest person as a passive resistance.†   (source)
  • This was a cruel aggravation of actually straitened means.†   (source)
  • Such is the rule of Saint-Benoit, aggravated by Martin Verga.†   (source)
  • I think the Romans must have aggravated one another very much, with their noses.†   (source)
  • That cruel man with the wooden leg aggravated my sufferings.†   (source)
  • There was one circumstance which, it must be admitted, aggravated his exasperation.†   (source)
  • Towards the end of April, everything had become aggravated.†   (source)
  • He even formed a part of their misfortune, and he aggravated it.†   (source)
  • Tom was aggravated.†   (source)
  • When I was not guessing, I was jumping at conclusions, and this fault, in addition to my dullness, aggravated my difficulties more than was right or necessary.†   (source)
  • It was just robbery with violence, aggravated murder on a great scale, and men going at it blind—as is very proper for those who tackle a darkness.†   (source)
  • The maids and the men looked blank; the effect of which on my nerves was an aggravation until I saw the necessity of making it a positive aid.†   (source)
  • Stop that aggravating noise.†   (source)
  • But among the black laborers all this is aggravated, first, by a race prejudice which varies from a doubt and distrust among the best element of whites to a frenzied hatred among the worst; and, secondly, it is aggravated, as I have said before, by the wretched economic heritage of the freedmen from slavery.†   (source)
  • Wholly there to avoid even the sight of an aggravating object one must needs give it Jonah's toss or jump overboard himself.†   (source)
  • So manifold are our interests in life that it is not uncommon that, on a single occasion, the foundations of a happiness which does not yet exist are laid down simultaneously with aggravations of a grief from which we are still suffering.†   (source)
  • Her week of idleness had brought home to her with exaggerated force these small aggravations of the boarding-house world, and she yearned for that other luxurious world, whose machinery is so carefully concealed that one scene flows into another without perceptible agency.†   (source)
  • This last affair, however, made me seriously uneasy, because if his exquisite sensibilities were to go the length of involving him in pot-house shindies, he would lose his name of an inoffensive, if aggravating, fool, and acquire that of a common loafer.†   (source)
  • The most complete cases of aggravated idiocy were, to his mind, rampant upon the front platforms of all the street cars.†   (source)
  • The probability held by the parents later on, when they were able to reason on the case, was that the elder boy, on waking, looked into the outer room for Sue, and, finding her absent, was thrown into a fit of aggravated despondency that the events and information of the evening before had induced in his morbid temperament.†   (source)
  • Andrew: don't be aggravating.†   (source)
  • This situation continued a month, and with new aggravations and particular notes, the note above all, sharper and sharper, of the small ironic consciousness on the part of my pupils.†   (source)
  • She noticed his pleasant and contented manner, his airy grace and smiling humor, and it merely aggravated her the more.†   (source)
  • Those idealistic powers of resistance to illness and death, whose defeat by the overwhelming forces of base nature so pained Herr Settembrini, were absolutely alien to litre Naphta; and his method for coping with the deterioration of his body was not sorrow and gloom, but scornful high spirits and an unparalleled aggressiveness, a mania for intellectual doubt, negation, and confusion, all of which severely aggravated the other man's melancholy and daily intensified their intellectual arguments.†   (source)
  • He had the power to charm or frighten rudimentary souls into an aggravated witch-dance in his honor; he could also fill the small souls of the pilgrims with bitter misgivings: he had one devoted friend at least, and he had conquered one soul in the world that was neither rudimentary nor tainted with self-seeking.†   (source)
  • But if their names thus permanently absorbed the image that I had formed of these towns, it was only by transforming that image, by subordinating its reappearance in me to their own special laws; and in consequence of this they made it more beautiful, but at the same time more different from anything that the towns of Normandy or Tuscany could in reality be, and, by increasing the arbitrary delights of my imagination, aggravated the disenchantment that was in store for me when I set out upon my travels.†   (source)
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