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vex
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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Definition
to annoy or disturb
  • Mr Bloom with his stick gently vexed the thick sand at his foot.
    Episode 13 — Nausicca (97% in)
  • ...and health and also character besides which, the squandermania of the thing, fast women of the demimonde ran away with a lot of l s. d. into the bargain and the greatest danger of all was who you got drunk with though, touching the much vexed question of stimulants, he relished a glass of choice old wine in season as both nourishing and bloodmaking and possessing aperient virtues (notably a good burgundy which he was a staunch believer in) still never beyond a certain point where he...
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (5% in)

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