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agitate
used in Washington Square

8 uses
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Definition
to stir up or shake — emotionally (as when people are angered or upset) or physically (as when a washing machine cleans clothes)
  • Catherine was always agitated by an introduction;
    Chapter 4 (10% in)
agitated = emotionally stirred up (probably made anxious)
  • He was not in the least in a state of tension or of vigilance with regard to Catherine's prospects he was even on his guard against the ridicule that might attach itself to the spectacle of a house thrown into agitation by its daughter and heiress receiving attentions unprecedented in its annals.
    Chapter 7 (4% in)
  • Mrs. Montgomery, in her little red house in the Second Avenue, was a person for whom Dr. Sloper was one of the great men, one of the fine gentlemen of New York; and while she fixed her agitated eyes upon him, while she clasped her mittened hands together in her glossy poplin lap, she had the appearance of saying to herself that he quite answered her idea of what a distinguished guest would naturally be.
    Chapter 14 (16% in)
  • The church was so dark, you could scarcely see; and Mr. Penniman was intensely agitated; he was so sympathetic.
    Chapter 16 (24% in)
  • I will be very quiet," she added; and her agitation had by this time become so great that the assurance was not becoming.
    Chapter 29 (79% in)
  • This lady easily saw that she was agitated, and if there was any agitation going forward, Mrs. Penniman was not a person to forfeit her natural share in it.
    Chapter 30 (31% in)
  • This lady easily saw that she was agitated, and if there was any agitation going forward, Mrs. Penniman was not a person to forfeit her natural share in it.
    Chapter 30 (31% in)
  • It was but a momentary agitation, Catherine said to herself; it would presently pass away.
    Chapter 34 (95% in)

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