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  • "Speaking of college applications, Edward," Charlie said, his tone even more sullen — he tried to avoid addressing Edward directly, and when he had to, it exacerbated his bad mood.†   (source)
  • In fact, say his friends, by the time he departed for Everest in 1996, Fischer's marriage had been seriously strained, a situation that was exacerbated by his financial dependence on his wife.†   (source)
  • The problem was exacerbated by the fact fare-beating was not easy to fight.†   (source)
  • The break with Sara Noriega, however, revived his dormant grief, and once again he felt as he did on those afternoons of endless reading in the little park, but this time it was exacerbated by his urgent need for Dr. Juvenal Urbino to die.†   (source)
  • His recent stroke had apparently only exacerbated this tendency.†   (source)
  • The previous night, he had healed several of the aches and pains troubling him, and while that had provided a measure of relief, the spells only exacerbated his exhaustion.†   (source)
  • Then, when Saima's second child was born and turned out to be a girl as well, her mother-in-law, a crone named Sharifa Bibi, exacerbated the tensions.†   (source)
  • People believed the sun exacerbated all illnesses, so there were as many umbrellas as there were patients.†   (source)
  • His ordeal with the Amagiri exacerbated his back problems, and he has even endured surgery—to no avail.†   (source)
  • To Xavier's mind, Lippy's hat was the final exacerbation.†   (source)
  • He exacerbated his trouble by creating a pseudonym, "Mary Rosh," to defend his theory in online debates.†   (source)
  • Faculty club interlocutions over "publish or perish" or how affirmative action exacerbates the conflict between the magnetic lecturers and the dogged scholars are not on Cedric's radar.†   (source)
  • As we entered the airport terminal, stepping into a large reception room, we were struck quickly by another disagreeable sensation the overpowering stench of body odor, exacerbated by the heat.†   (source)
  • The years of military rule had exacerbated the chronic malnutrition, and tuberculosis had risen markedly in the region.†   (source)
  • You only exacerbated the situation, you sacrificed her!†   (source)
  • Thankfully, the reinforced windows were cracked only enough to allow good circulation—like windchill, when fast moving, the hot air somewhat exacerbated the heat.†   (source)
  • Aspirin was a gastric irritant, and it could exacerbate bleeding.†   (source)
  • Instead of exacerbating the issue, he invited Milton Security's CEO to lunch.†   (source)
  • As Cesar tried to wipe a speck that had lodged itself in his eye, he grumbled as the dirt on the back of his hand only exacerbated the problem.†   (source)
  • One wheel on his shopping cart wobbled noisily, louder in his imagination than in reality, exacerbating his headache.†   (source)
  • This law exacerbated the class tensions that a number of historians have identified as undermining Confederate unity and morale.†   (source)
  • Poor policy exacerbated the country's problems.
  • My inability to discern the obvious was exacerbated to some degree by the guide-client protocol.†   (source)
  • The ongoing hypoxia, coupled with my profound fatigue, exacerbated the sense of chaos and despair.†   (source)
  • The RPF invasion exacerbated the country's economic problems.†   (source)
  • The problem exacerbated one afternoon when a "gear" from the other side of town showed up.†   (source)
  • Her wildness seems to have been exacerbated by the death of her brother, Ben, to whom she was very close.†   (source)
  • To keep Ngawang from having to exert himself, which would have exacerbated his edema, at several points during the descent, Beidleman picked up the ailing Sherpa and carried him on his back.†   (source)
  • Boukreev's susceptibility to the cold was doubtless greatly exacerbated by the fact that he wasn't using supplemental oxygen; in the absence of gas he simply couldn't stop to wait for slow clients on the summit ridge without courting frostbite and hypothermia.†   (source)
  • As he moved into the shadows beneath the eaves of the first line of hovels, a hard knot of unease settled in Roran's gut, exacerbating his queasiness.†   (source)
  • If he jumped off now, Seabiscuit, obedient to equine instinct to flee pain, would probably tear over the track, exacerbating his injury.†   (source)
  • She missed, and the sparrow darted past and continued on its way unmolested, which only exacerbated her foul mood.†   (source)
  • The memory of what had been—of the companionship he had once shared with the other members of his order—exacerbated Glaedr's loneliness.†   (source)
  • But Woolf must have burned with the frustration of the nose loss in 1938, and the guilt for having possibly exacerbated the horse's injury in 1939.†   (source)
  • Although the rise of this crime wave long predated crack, the trend was so exacerbated by crack that criminologists got downright apocalyptic in their predictions.†   (source)
  • Such delicacy exacerbated the rest of the crew, who were usually so hungry by suppertime that they could ill abide waits.†   (source)
  • A moment more Barst waited, to ensure that she would not trouble him again, and then he continued walking toward Roran, limping now as his new wound exacerbated the hitch in his stride.†   (source)
  • The pounding beat of his stride originated in his heels and ran up his legs, through his hips, and along his spine until it terminated at the base of his skull, where the recurring impact jarred his teeth and exacerbated the headache that seemed to worsen with every passing mile.†   (source)
  • Their absence exacerbated his feeling that he no longer belonged in Palancar Valley, and the empty spaces where they ought to have been left him with a sense of wrongness, as if he were in a dream where everything was off-kilter.†   (source)
  • To exacerbate the matter came the stunning admission that Ryan Evans, the supposed BoneMan, had escaped from his holding cell an hour after Welsh's murder.†   (source)
  • The Internet has proven particularly fruitful for situations in which a face-to-face encounter with an expert might actually exacerbate the problem of asymmetrical information—situations in which an expert uses his informational advantage to make us feel stupid or rushed or cheap or ignoble.†   (source)
  • If then, these suppressions and needs are combined, it seems possible that the reason for this brutality to Vanessa was that he had an illicit need forsympathy, released by the woman, stimulated; and her refusal to accept her role, part slave, part angel, exacerbated him; checked the flow that had become necessary of self pity, and stirred in him instincts of which he was unconscious.†   (source)
  • They exacerbated the nerves of each other, but their love was beyond grievance, and their songs of praise were extravagant.†   (source)
  • Thus, whereas plague by its impartial ministrations should have promoted equality among our townsfolk, it now had the opposite effect and, thanks to the habitual conflict of cupidities, exacerbated the sense of injustice rankling in men's hearts.†   (source)
  • He cursed irritably, plunged in exacerbated fury at the brake, and burst out in an annoyed "tuh-tuh-tuh-tuh," when the car stalled.†   (source)
  • Trembling with exacerbated nerves, the sailor and Eugene paced the lower hall, smoking incessant cigarettes, bristling as they approached each other, ironically polite when their bodies touched.†   (source)
  • In a word, Joachim was onto his cousin's tricks, he had accidentally eavesdropped on an act of betrayal, much like the one Hans Castorp had committed on the evening of Mardi Gras—a new treachery, exacerbated by the indisputable fact that it had become a habit with him.†   (source)
  • The emotional circumstances we have been describing exacerbated the man's illness beyond measure; and since he could not fail to encounter forms of life here that displayed the imperfection of which he, Wiedemann, was free, those same circumstances led to a dreadful scene that Hans Castorp witnessed and that shall have to serve as one more example of what we are describing.†   (source)
  • His heart was so exacerbated at parting from the girl that he could not face an inn, or even a household of the most humble kind; and entering a field he lay down under a wheatrick, feeling no want of food.†   (source)
  • He said nothing, however, and his conduct greatly astonished me; yet I thought it prudent not to exacerbate the growing moodiness of his temper by any comment.†   (source)
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