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harass
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

4 uses
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Definition
persistently annoy

or:

repeatedly attack to weaken or hinder
  • Dantes observed, however, that Faria, in spite of the relief his society afforded, daily grew sadder; one thought seemed incessantly to harass and distract his mind.
    Chapters 17-18 (41% in)
  • For I have no friend but yourself upon earth, who am neglected and forgotten by my father, harassed and persecuted by my mother-in-law, and left to the sole companionship of a paralyzed and speechless old man, whose withered hand can no longer press mine, and who can speak to me with the eye alone, although there still lingers in his heart the warmest tenderness for his poor grandchild.
    Chapters 51-52 (21% in)
  • My dear count, you cannot imagine how my mind is harassed.
    Chapters 53-54 (70% in)
  • The magistrate, harassed and fatigued, had descended to the garden of his house, and in a gloomy mood, similar to that in which Tarquin lopped off the tallest poppies, he began knocking off with his cane the long and dying branches of the rose-trees, which, placed along the avenue, seemed like the spectres of the brilliant flowers which had bloomed in the past season.
    Chapters 107-108 (51% in)

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