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- At the mouth of the tunnel, they saw a man kneeling on the track, hammering at a switch with the unrhythmical exasperation of uncertainty.2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (53% in)
- She tried to choke the exasperation of hopelessness as she went slowly over the budget's figures: all those calculations had been made on the assumption that the volume of freight would remain unchanged and that the raise would bring them added revenue by the end of the year; she knew that the freight tonnage would go on shrinking, that the raise would make little difference, that by the end of this year their losses would be greater than ever.2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (54% in)
- That summer, when he grew exasperated at Taggart's delays and contradictions over an order of rail for a new cutoff, an order which Taggart kept placing, altering and withdrawing, somebody told him that if he wished to get any sense or action out of Taggart Transcontinental, he'd better speak to Jim's sister.2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (87% in)
- "Oh, you theoretical intellectuals!" said Mr. Thompson with exasperation.3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (10% in)
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