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harass
used in Persuasion

2 uses
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Definition
persistently annoy

or:

repeatedly attack to weaken or hinder
  • To be sure, I may just as well go as not, for I am of no use at home—am I? and it only harasses me.
    Chapter 7 (46% in)
  • ...she closed the fatigues of the present by a toilsome walk to Camden Place, there to spend the evening chiefly in listening to the busy arrangements of Elizabeth and Mrs Clay for the morrow's party, the frequent enumeration of the persons invited, and the continually improving detail of all the embellishments which were to make it the most completely elegant of its kind in Bath, while harassing herself with the never-ending question, of whether Captain Wentworth would come or not?
    Chapter 22 (94% in)

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