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agitate
used in Pride and Prejudice

12 uses
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Definition
to stir up or shake — emotionally (as when people are angered or upset) or physically (as when a washing machine cleans clothes)
  • Having been frequently in company with him since her return, agitation was pretty well over; the agitations of formal partiality entirely so.
    Chapter 41 (63% in)
  • She opened the door and met Maria in the landing place, who, breathless with agitation, cried out— "Oh, my dear Eliza! pray make haste and come into the dining-room, for there is such a sight to be seen!
    Chapter 28 (77% in)
  • The agitation and tears which the subject occasioned, brought on a headache; and it grew so much worse towards the evening, that, added to her unwillingness to see Mr. Darcy, it determined her not to attend her cousins to Rosings, where they were engaged to drink tea.
    Chapter 33 (95% in)
  • After a silence of several minutes, he came towards her in an agitated manner, and thus began: "In vain I have struggled.
    Chapter 34 (18% in)
  • She continued in very agitated reflections till the sound of Lady Catherine's carriage made her feel how unequal she was to encounter Charlotte's observation, and hurried her away to her room.
    Chapter 34 (99% in)
  • Having been frequently in company with him since her return, agitation was pretty well over; the agitations of formal partiality entirely so.
    Chapter 41 (63% in)
  • Wickham's alarm now appeared in a heightened complexion and agitated look; for a few minutes he was silent, till, shaking off his embarrassment, he turned to her again, and said in the gentlest of accents: "You, who so well know my feeling towards Mr. Darcy, will readily comprehend how sincerely I must rejoice that he is wise enough to assume even the appearance of what is right.
    Chapter 41 (84% in)
  • The beginning contained an account of all their little parties and engagements, with such news as the country afforded; but the latter half, which was dated a day later, and written in evident agitation, gave more important intelligence.
    Chapter 46 (5% in)
  • "When I consider," she added in a yet more agitated voice, "that I might have prevented it!
    Chapter 46 (52% in)
  • But the spiritless condition which this event threw her into was shortly relieved, and her mind opened again to the agitation of hope, by an article of news which then began to be in circulation.
    Chapter 53 (12% in)
  • Darcy was not of a disposition in which happiness overflows in mirth; and Elizabeth, agitated and confused, rather knew that she was happy than felt herself to be so; for, besides the immediate embarrassment, there were other evils before her.
    Chapter 59 (5% in)
  • In the evening, soon after Mr. Bennet withdrew to the library, she saw Mr. Darcy rise also and follow him, and her agitation on seeing it was extreme.
    Chapter 59 (49% in)

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