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Definition to annoy or disturb
  • It is a vexing problem.
vexing = annoying
  • the chronic diseases which vex mankind
  • Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.
    Leonardo da Vinci
  • But this sort of thing seems done on purpose to vex us.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • It was no longer amusing to vex Mr. Casaubon
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • And I'll never - never - oh, never, while I have my senses, do an act or say a word to vex him.
    Bronte, Emily  --  Wuthering Heights
  • They vex me past my patience.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VIII
  • ...a company of shouting cat-birds comes also to the tree, and vexed by their fluttering and lawlessness the solemn heron goes away.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • vexed = annoyed
  • "No, indeed, you shall not," said Lucy, much vexed.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • vexed = annoyed
  • He looked so vexed at the idea, that Alice changed the subject hastily.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • vexed = annoyed
  • But I have been vexed, because you wouldn't come.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • vexed = annoyed
  • LUBOV. [Slightly vexed] Why do you laugh?
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • vexed = annoyed
  • VLADIMIR: (vexed). Then why do you always come crawling back?
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • vexed = annoyed
  • Am I vexing you, Jefferson?
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • vexing = annoying
  • It vexed him the more, because he could have sworn, were such a thing possible, that he recognized the voices of the minister and Deacon Gookin,
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • vexed = annoyed
  • When the white people found out she was telling lies and refused to fire the servants Molly vexed them and ... till they quit them-self.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • vexed = annoyed
  • my how this woman vexes me!
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • vexes = annoys
  • This vexed me and the lesson always ended in a one-sided boxing match.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • vexed = frustrated (annoyed)
  • A trespass that doth vex my grieved soul;
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Richard II
  • It would vex me, indeed, to see you again the dupe of Miss Bingley's pretended regard.
    Austen, Jane  --  Pride and Prejudice

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