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harass
used in Jane Eyre

8 uses
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Definition
persistently annoy

or:

repeatedly attack to weaken or hinder
  • The fear of failure in these points harassed me worse than the physical hardships of my lot; though these were no trifles.
    Chapter 7 (1% in)
  • ...overshadowed walls — occasionally also turning a fascinated eye towards the dimly gleaning mirror — I began to recall what I had heard of dead men, troubled in their graves by the violation of their last wishes, revisiting the earth to punish the perjured and avenge the oppressed; and I thought Mr. Reed's spirit, harassed by the wrongs of his sister's child, might quit its abode — whether in the church vault or in the unknown world of the departed — and rise before me in this chamber.
    Chapter 2 (78% in)
  • Partly because it is his nature — and we can none of us help our nature; and partly because he has painful thoughts, no doubt, to harass him, and make his spirits unequal.
    Chapter 13 (91% in)
  • The hour spent at Millcote was a somewhat harassing one to me.
    Chapter 24 (65% in)
  • I dangers dared; I hindrance scorned I omens did defy: Whatever menaced, harassed, warned, I passed impetuous by.
    Chapter 24 (87% in)
  • Grace has, on the whole, proved a good keeper; though, owing partly to a fault of her own, of which it appears nothing can cure her, and which is incident to her harassing profession, her vigilance has been more than once lulled and baffled.
    Chapter 27 (51% in)
  • It kept up a slow fire of indignation and a trembling trouble of grief, which harassed and crushed me altogether.
    Chapter 35 (8% in)
  • There was no harassing restraint, no repressing of glee and vivacity with him; for with him I was at perfect ease, because I knew I suited him; all I said or did seemed either to console or revive him.
    Chapter 37 (39% in)

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