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  • Ralph pushed both hands through his hair and looked at the little boy in mixed amusement and exasperation.   (source)
    exasperation = annoyance
  • 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."   (source)
    exasperated = greatly annoyed
  • All day long I hear nothing but what an exasperating child I am,   (source)
    exasperating = annoying
  • He was exasperated because he didn't know what that look meant.   (source)
    exasperated = greatly annoyed
  • I just dropped my head and shook it, exasperated.   (source)
  • "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.   (source)
  • With a look of disdainful exasperation Gretel set the tray down on the ground and marched out of the room.   (source)
    exasperation = great annoyance
  • Jose Arcadio could then turn to Aureliano to untangle certain domestic problems that exasperated him.   (source)
    exasperated = greatly annoyed
  • "Okay . . . okay. I give up!" Dorothy said, gritting her teeth and dropping her arms, exasperated.   (source)
  • Tellez threw up his arms in exasperation,   (source)
    exasperation = great annoyance
  • BENEATHA: (Staring at him and crossing away with exasperation) Oh—Asagai—at this moment you decide to be romantic!   (source)
  • He sounded totally exasperated.   (source)
    exasperated = greatly annoyed
  • He gives me that I-am-Paco-and-I-am-exasperated look.   (source)
  • Lieutenant Scheisskopf smacked his hands over his eyes in exasperation.   (source)
    exasperation = great annoyance
  • 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.   (source)
    exasperation = greatly annoyance
  • ... I said, exasperated with him.   (source)
    exasperated = greatly annoyed
  • This seemed to exasperate the Prince.   (source)
    exasperate = greatly annoy
  • ANITA MARIA [exasperated] Anita, it is now to be a dress of dancing, no longer for kneeling in front of an altar.   (source)
    exasperated = greatly annoyed
  • ESTRAGON: (exasperated). I don't know why I don't know!   (source)
  • all the endearing— and exasperating—little ways of the forty-foot diesel launch upon which his life would depend.   (source)
    exasperating = greatly annoying
  • Several times work stopped altogether ... while Kenny and Selvam strode about the deserted site in exasperation,   (source)
    exasperation = great annoyance
  • Of all the silly, exasperating things.   (source)
    exasperating = greatly annoying
  • It was my turn to sound exasperated, but inside my head words were bumping together so fast that I didn't know what to say.   (source)
    exasperated = greatly annoyed
  • "I wish you wouldn't come in without knocking," he said in the tone of abnormal exasperation that seemed so characteristic of him.   (source)
    exasperation = great annoyance
  • He began to fume with rage and exasperation.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • The cat followed me down the steep stairs, and, nearly throwing me headlong, exasperated me to madness.   (source)
    exasperated = greatly annoyed
  • Dad walked away cursing, exasperated, but probably thinking that Shawn would get tired and go back to being foreman before supper.†   (source)
  • "Of course she has a MetroCard!" answered Dad, fully exasperated.†   (source)
  • He gave the younger officer the rueful look of a father exasperated with his misbehaving son.†   (source)
  • "Three weeks!" she said, exasperated.†   (source)
  • The lawyer sighs in exasperation and looks at his watch.†   (source)
  • We steered clear of tollbooths by taking two-lane back roads, where we usually had a long line of drivers behind us, honking in exasperation.†   (source)
  • Adoring his son but exasperated by his behavior, Anthony delivered frequent, forceful spankings.†   (source)
  • "You keep it up and make us late for school, Mama's gonna wear you out," I threatened, pulling with exasperation at the high collar of the Sunday dress Mama had made me wear for the first day of school—as if that event were something special.†   (source)
  • I said, exasperated.†   (source)
  • Three of its wheels had sprung out to the sides in expressions of shock and exasperation.†   (source)
  • He's giving me that look—sympathetic but also exasperated and mystified, like How is it possible that my sane and reasonable DNA created such a crazy daughter?†   (source)
  • "What's wrong with you?" said Susie, exasperated.†   (source)
  • Emile let out a grunt of exasperation.†   (source)
  • When the shoelace proved an unconvincing earthworm, out of sheer exasperation I tried the sole, all of it.†   (source)
  • "Sit down, Connor!" the teacher said with exasperation.†   (source)
  • His expression was one of mild exasperation.†   (source)
  • Newt folded his arms; he looked exasperated.†   (source)
  • Her eager espousal of Britain's new cryptologic methodology continually exasperated the veteran French cryptographers above her.†   (source)
  • Mom gave an exasperated sigh, but her heart wasn't in it.†   (source)
  • Tonight Bod asked about Hauntings, getting more and more specific, which exasperated Mr. Pennyworth, who had never gone in for that sort of thing himself.†   (source)
  • "I'm so sorry, Henry," she said in an exasperated voice.†   (source)
  • Thomas stops the jeep right behind the lines at a red light and gives Metias an exasperated look.†   (source)
  • Exasperated, Williams sat back in his chair, arms crossed.†   (source)
  • Sounds of whispered exasperation filled the room.†   (source)
  • Exasperation.†   (source)
  • A wave of exasperation washed over me.†   (source)
  • To the great exasperation of the others, Constance demanded to know why they couldn't have candy for breakfast.†   (source)
  • "Do you honestly think," Mr. Poe said in an exasperated voice, "that I will allow you to continue to care for these three children, after the treachery I have seen here tonight?"†   (source)
  • Her exasperation was unbounded.†   (source)
  • But he was so exasperating!†   (source)
  • He let out one of his long, exasperated sighs.†   (source)
  • She caught a glance exchanged between the two men—exasperation, annoyance, condescension.†   (source)
  • "Any toe," Arya said, exasperated with the question.†   (source)
  • 'Then I'll drive you wherever you want to go,' he said, exasperated.†   (source)
  • So I don't see an exasperated eye roll?†   (source)
  • "Well of course," Finny said with an exasperated chuckle, "of course I was in the tree—oh you mean Gene?†   (source)
  • Julian sighs, exasperated.†   (source)
  • And there was Robbie, who exasperated her with his affectation of distance, and his grand plans which he would only discuss with her father.†   (source)
  • I let out an exasperated laugh.†   (source)
  • Only now he sounded all exasperated.†   (source)
  • She threw up her hands, exasperated.†   (source)
  • As my father pulled into the garage, she would rush about, fixing him a cocktail, a dry sherry, and put on an exasperated face: "You know junior high," she would say.†   (source)
  • Her nerves were frazzled, and all the emotions of the past hour were converging into a single, sickening feeling—exasperation.†   (source)
  • She looks around, exasperated.†   (source)
  • She crossed her arms and sighed in exasperation.†   (source)
  • Her stirring became more and more halfhearted till Judith snatched the stick in exasperation.†   (source)
  • "Because I'm thinking about you," he said, exasperated.†   (source)
  • The teacher looked up in exasperation.†   (source)
  • There was a silence, then I heard Ruth let out an exasperated sigh.†   (source)
  • Hobie exhaled audibly; he looked exasperated.†   (source)
  • The church's other priest looks exasperated.†   (source)
  • I closed my eyes in exasperation.†   (source)
  • Eragon turned away in exasperation, then heard someone run to the door.†   (source)
  • I know from the petulant tone in Boney's voice—she will live in permanent exasperation from now on, and the more annoyed she gets, the more people will dismiss her.†   (source)
  • "Fine," he snapped, abruptly exasperated.†   (source)
  • Gran sounded exasperated and tender at the same time.†   (source)
  • Well, they wouldn't be able to exclude her this winter, her two exasperating males; quarters were going to be a little too close for that.†   (source)
  • Exasperated, Kris turned back to her mother, who was stuffing socks into a dresser drawer.†   (source)
  • A nurse offers to fold up the sari but, exasperated by the six slippery yards, ends up stuffing the material into Ashima's slate blue suitcase.†   (source)
  • I fake an exasperated sigh and shake my head.†   (source)
  • The man gave a short, bitter laugh and shook his head in exasperation.†   (source)
  • So it is not surprising that, as time went by, people found him increasingly exasperating, especially people who had status in the community.†   (source)
  • The wireless internet access in the room was spotty, which was exasperating because I was still combing the Web, looking for images.†   (source)
  • "Look," he says, totally exasperated, "this is EBGOC.†   (source)
  • Exasperated, she asked Sean if perhaps he had bought clothes for Michael.†   (source)
  • Riley asked me with a sigh of exasperation.†   (source)
  • Exasperated.†   (source)
  • The others turned to the Milliner, but even he, who was able to maintain his composure in battles that would have sent most Wonderlanders running for their mothers' skirts, was a little exasperated by this.†   (source)
  • Macon looked at her, exasperated.†   (source)
  • Her voice has that exasperated edge our children get when we dare wander from their lives.†   (source)
  • My father by then was in a paroxysm of exasperation.†   (source)
  • Exasperated and worried, Burnham's father in 1872 introduced his son to an architect named Peter Wight, who admired the young man's skill at drawing and hired him as a draftsman.†   (source)
  • Humbled and exasperated, I ask how he expects to be able to chase rats away with Brahms and Beethoven sticks while he's dead asleep, but he doesn't answer.†   (source)
  • Her concern morphs into exasperation and a little pity.†   (source)
  • 'All right, then,' I said, feeling a terrible exasperation.†   (source)
  • Ellerby shakes his head in exasperation.†   (source)
  • She had kept her eyes on the floor so they would not betray her exasperation.†   (source)
  • The girl glanced back over her shoulder at me, her expression somewhere between surprise and exasperation.†   (source)
  • I knew they were exasperated with Da, but they had little patience for Mam, either, whose people were from Limerick and never lifted a finger to help.†   (source)
  • But Boukreev's refusal or inability to play the role of a conventional guide in the Western tradition exasperated Fischer, It also forced him and Beidleman to shoulder a disproportionate share of the caretaker duties for their group, and by the first week in May the effort had taken an unmistakable toll on Fischer's health.†   (source)
  • The Baron raised his gaze to the ceiling in feigned exasperation while his thoughts raced.†   (source)
  • "Again?" one of my teachers asked in exasperation.†   (source)
  • My mom sighs, exasperated.†   (source)
  • It exasperated him that Clara never seemed truly grateful for anything and never seemed to need anything that he could give her.†   (source)
  • "Oh, God, Sonny," she groaned in exasperation.†   (source)
  • He looks a little exasperated, but he plays along.†   (source)
  • The eleven-year-old face was an expert mask of restrained exasperation.†   (source)
  • She would sound exasperated and very close to tears.†   (source)
  • Phoebe was exasperated.†   (source)
  • Sighing in dull exasperation, Ch'idzigyaak went outside where the northern lights still danced above and the stars winked in great numbers.†   (source)
  • I crossed my arms, hoping to look stem and a little exasperated, but at the same time, I had to bite my lip to keep from showing a slightly more positive reaction.†   (source)
  • He looked over his shoulder at me with an exasperated sigh.†   (source)
  • Usually, these questions were posed with a kind of exasperation: "All right, Mandela, what is it you really want?"†   (source)
  • I asked, exasperated.†   (source)
  • "I love this work," she said in exasperation the first time we met.†   (source)
  • "I'm fine," she said, her voice full of playful exasperation as she fell into stride next to him.†   (source)
  • And brought him here," continued the exasperated Dischord.†   (source)
  • The officials are terribly harassed with the whole thing and exasperated with individual demands for attention.†   (source)
  • Matron let out a sigh of exasperation.†   (source)
  • Mer is exasperated.†   (source)
  • The minister had an envelope full; but when he produced them, ostensibly for distribution among the jurors, an exasperated Logan Green leaped to his feet: "If Your Honor please, this is going too far..."†   (source)
  • "King is so hot," an exasperated JFK confided to Bobby before the reverend's arrival, "that it's like [Karl] Marx coming to the White House."†   (source)
  • Mattie was exasperated.†   (source)
  • "He ain't met no lady," Call said with a touch of exasperation.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Nightwing is exasperated.†   (source)
  • Nel was getting exasperated with her arrogance, with her lying at death's door still smart-talking.†   (source)
  • Miro grimaced in exasperation.†   (source)
  • "It's not like I'm planning to do anything-it's just a feeling," Cedric said, exasperated.†   (source)
  • In exasperation she glared at him, then turned and walked away.†   (source)
  • I sighed, exasperated.†   (source)
  • Annette looked at me with the complete exasperation a mom shows a recalcitrant six-year-old.†   (source)
  • He shook his head in exasperation.†   (source)
  • Shade laughed, an exasperated, mirthless laugh.†   (source)
  • They were in his room and Rachel spun around, waving an exasperated arm at the books crammed into his shelves.†   (source)
  • "Fiddlesticks!" cried Tweedy, hopping up and down in exasperation.†   (source)
  • A young assistant of his once said to him, in exasperation, that he had no priorities.†   (source)
  • A memorable story of an incident that occurred at about this time may or may not be entirely reliable, but portrays vividly the level of tension among the troops and Washington's own pent-up anger and exasperation.†   (source)
  • Dad never expressed anger or exasperation to these annoying inquirers.†   (source)
  • I look back at Joe, who raises his hands in a gesture of exasperation and surrender.†   (source)
  • Her exasperation was clear.†   (source)
  • She lifted her hands in exasperation and turned away.†   (source)
  • Aven rolled her eyes and sighed in exasperation.†   (source)
  • Exasperated, Vlad threw his hands in the air.†   (source)
  • "Josh, I'm lucky to have a desk with a working drawer," she notes with forced exasperation, walking over to the open classroom door without missing a beat.†   (source)
  • Her plain, pasty features came into focus through my tears, and I saw that her expression was one of exasperation.†   (source)
  • Koop was exasperated now.†   (source)
  • Corbelier paused, obviously exasperated.†   (source)
  • We were going down the walk now, through the spring air, and he stopped to look at me with exasperation, as though I'd suddenly told him black was white.†   (source)
  • "Go take a walk," Brave Orchid said, exasperated.†   (source)
  • ELESIN [exasperated] Must you be so blunt?†   (source)
  • Bryan shot him an exasperated smile.†   (source)
  • Finally, if you're as exasperated as I am by the parts problem and have some money to invest, you can take up the really fascinating hobby of machining your own parts.†   (source)
  • And it did not pay him to become exasperated with her.†   (source)
  • "Mr. Dougett, why didn't you tell me that when I was here before?" asked an exasperated Cole.†   (source)
  • At the mouth of the tunnel, they saw a man kneeling on the track, hammering at a switch with the unrhythmical exasperation of uncertainty.†   (source)
  • Mannie, you are not only the oddest man I've met; you are the most exasperating.†   (source)
  • "All right, now what?" a nervous and exasperated coach asked them.†   (source)
  • Nelson twirls in exasperation.†   (source)
  • "Which getting the blacks out of here and back to Cuba certainly would in many quarters," Tappan said in exasperation.†   (source)
  • Suddenly exasperated, he gave her a quick shake.†   (source)
  • She seemed exasperated.†   (source)
  • Nicolo asked in exasperation.†   (source)
  • Ellen was a bit exasperated.†   (source)
  • To Lisa, Joe said exasperatedly, "Who is Rose Tucker, what does she do for Teknologik?"†   (source)
  • Instead, his exasperation revealed itself with a tiny pursing of his lips, as though he'd just tasted something awful and were trying very hard not to offend the cook.†   (source)
  • GEORGE: (Resigned and exasperated) All right.†   (source)
  • Felicia usually follows Lourdes around, imitating her sister until Lourdes gets exasperated.†   (source)
  • The spy shrugged, exasperated, glooming at Sorrel.†   (source)
  • She gave an exasperated sigh.†   (source)
  • "You cannot check this out another time this year," the Pine-top librarian had said when I tried to check the book out for the tenth time; she was exasperated by all the noise a classroom of eight-years-olds can make just entering a room.†   (source)
  • The Gorku project manager ruffled its back hair in exasperation.†   (source)
  • She believed devoutly in people's capacity for change, sometimes to the exasperation of everyone else in the family.†   (source)
  • Mark growled again in exasperation.†   (source)
  • When the popular colonel of Terry's Texas rangers was killed in a skirmish, a sergeant in the troop reported that "the men were too much exasperated after the death of our colonel to take prisoners—they were shot down."†   (source)
  • When I put my problem to him he was roused to exasperation.†   (source)
  • KELLER is exasperated.†   (source)
  • "I like the Post," I went on with a touch of exasperation.†   (source)
  • Metty's face twisted with exasperation, and he did a silent stamp with one foot.†   (source)
  • On the whole-with exasperating exceptions-events bad turned out very much as he had hoped.†   (source)
  • Even though Malachai avoided the worst potholes and drove with exasperating deliberation, it was rough riding.†   (source)
  • The plots theory—" Exasperated, Hodge said, "I was right the first time.†   (source)
  • Then he said, "Yes, but you can stay away from the holes," and his face took on that stubborn look that was so exasperating to his grandfather.†   (source)
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