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harass
used in Anna Karenina

6 uses
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Definition
persistently annoy

or:

repeatedly attack to weaken or hinder
  • He bowed his head, and his handsome face assumed a harassed expression.
    Part One (8% in)
  • And not assisting the harassed young man she was dancing with in the conversation, the thread of which he had lost and could not pick up again, she obeyed with external liveliness the peremptory shouts of Korsunsky starting them all into the grand rond, and then into the chaine, and at the same time she kept watch with a growing pang at her heart.
    Part One (69% in)
  • He was free from that shame, which had usually harassed him after a fall; and he could look everyone straight in the face.
    Part Two (29% in)
  • The thought of his wife, who had so greatly sinned against him, and towards whom he had been so saintly, as Countess Lidia Ivanovna had so justly told him, ought not to have troubled him; but he was not easy; he could not understand the book he was reading; he could not drive away harassing recollections of his relations with her, of the mistake which, as it now seemed, he had made in regard to her.
    Part Five (74% in)
  • These doubts fretted and harassed him, growing weaker or stronger from time to time, but never leaving him.
    Part Eight (38% in)
  • So he lived, not knowing and not seeing any chance of knowing what he was and what he was living for, and harassed at this lack of knowledge to such a point that he was afraid of suicide, and yet firmly laying down his own individual definite path in life.
    Part Eight (47% in)

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