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vex
used in Babbitt

3 uses
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Definition
to annoy or disturb
  • For weeks together he noticed nothing but clients and the vexing To Rent signs of rival brokers.
    Chapter 3 (50% in)
  • He was so vexed that after dinner, when it was time for a tactful escape to Tanis, he merely grumped to his wife, "Got to go out.
    Chapter 31 (33% in)
  • When dawn came and the waiting seemed at an end, he fell asleep, and was vexed to have been caught off his guard, to have been aroused by Verona's entrance and her agitated "Oh, what is it, Dad?"
    Chapter 33 (28% in)

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