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vex
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
to annoy or disturb
  • I began to grow vexed with him; it seemed so downright senseless and insane to be sitting there all day and half the night on his hams in a cold room, holding a piece of wood on his head.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (75% in)
  • Slowly it floats more and more away, the water round it torn and splashed by the insatiate sharks, and the air above vexed with rapacious flights of screaming fowls, whose beaks are like so many insulting poniards in the whale.
    Chapters 67-69 -- Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (84% in)

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