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agitate
used in Main Street

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)
  • She was agitated.
    Chapter 5 (13% in)
  • The willows about a farmhouse were agitated by the rising wind, and the patches of bare wood where the bark had peeled away were white as the flesh of a leper.
    Chapter 15 (90% in)
  • Myrtle Cass, as the office-boy, was so much pleased by the applause of her relatives, then so much agitated by the remarks of Cy Bogart, in the back row, in reference to her wearing trousers, that she could hardly be got off the stage.
    Chapter 18 (79% in)
  • Kennicott made an excellent land-deal, but as he told her none of the details, she was not greatly exalted or agitated.
    Chapter 19 (32% in)
  • What did agitate her was his announcement, half whispered and half blurted, half tender and half coldly medical, that they "ought to have a baby, now they could afford it."
    Chapter 19 (32% in)
  • It is probable that the agitated citizen has within his circle at least one inarticulate rebel with aspirations as wayward as Carol's.
    Chapter 20 (92% in)
  • She was offended and agitated.
    Chapter 29 (68% in)
  • The familiar way in which his hair was parted on the left side agitated her.
    Chapter 38 (26% in)

There are no more uses of "agitate" in Main Street.

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