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nettle
used in Middlemarch

6 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
my nettlesome little sister
Definition
to annoy — especially with minor irritations
  • "Do you mean that I cry up Brooke on any personal ground?" said Will Ladislaw, nettled, and turning sharp round.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (36% in)
  • "Very likely not; but you have been no loser by my trade yet," said Mr. Vincy, thoroughly nettled (a result which was seldom much retarded by previous resolutions).
    Book 2 — Old and Young (8% in)
  • "I didn't want to take a liberty with Brooke," said Sir James; "I see he is nettled.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (60% in)
  • "Then, why don't you extend your liberality to others?" said Will, still nettled.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (36% in)

There are no more uses of "nettle" flagged with this meaning in Middlemarch.

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Nettle-seed needs no digging.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (20% in)
  • I knew it would nettle you, Fred.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (**% in)

There are no more uses of "nettle" in Middlemarch.

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