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agitate
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

5 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)
  • Only the young recruits are agitated.
    Chapter 4 (8% in)
agitated = nervous
  • He lies in a large room and receives us with feeble expressions of joy and helpless agitation. While he was unconscious someone had stolen his watch.
    Chapter 1 (73% in)
  • agitation = anxiety or upset

    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • His voice is agitated, it sounds almost dignified as he says: "I tell you it is the vilest baseness to use horses in the war."
    Chapter 4 (59% in)
  • agitated = disturbed
  • The confusion of shell-holes now seems so bewildering that I can no longer tell in my agitation which way I should go.
    Chapter 9 (46% in)
  • agitation = anxiety (nervousness and worry)

    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He cries out feebly with his shattered lung: "I won't go to the Dying Room. ... Hoarse, agitated, he whispers: "Stopping here!" They do not answer but wheel him out.
    Chapter 10 (71% in)
agitated = emotionally upset
There are no more uses of "agitate" in All Quiet on the Western Front.

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