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vex
used in King Lear

3 uses
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Definition
to annoy or disturb
  • Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes:—there could I have him now,—and there,—and there again, and there.
    3.4 — Act 3 Scene 4 — A part of the Heath with a Hovel. Storm continues (35% in)
  • Alack, 'tis he: why, he was met even now As mad as the vex'd sea; singing aloud; Crown'd with rank fumiter and furrow weeds, With harlocks, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers, Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow In our sustaining corn.
    4.4 — Act 4 Scene 4 — The French camp. A Tent (11% in)
  • Vex not his ghost: O, let him pass! he hates him That would upon the rack of this rough world Stretch him out longer.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — A field between the two Camps (96% in)

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