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harass
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
persistently annoy

or:

repeatedly attack to weaken or hinder
  • But Mr. Casaubon was now brooding over something through which the question of his health and life haunted his silence with a more harassing importunity even than through the autumnal unripeness of his authorship.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (89% in)
  • I fear you are harassed.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (73% in)
  • —in order to pay your debts, incurred another debt which may harass you worse hereafter?
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (81% in)
  • I say, I can conceive this, if he were under the pressure of hard circumstances—if he had been harassed as I feel sure Lydgate has been.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (2% in)
  • The next morning he felt so harassed with the nightmare of consequences—he dreaded so much the immediate issues before him—that seeing while he breakfasted the arrival of the Riverston coach, he went out hurriedly and took his place on it, that he might be relieved, at least for a day, from the necessity of doing or saying anything in Middlemarch.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (72% in)

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