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vex
used in The House of the Seven Gables

3 uses
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Definition
to annoy or disturb
  • Worst of all, when the actual duties are comprised in such petty details as now vexed the brooding soul of the old gentlewoman.
    Chapter 4 — A Day Behind the Counter (79% in)
  • He was seeking to make himself more fully sensible of the scene around him; or, perhaps, dreading it to be a dream, or a play of imagination, was vexing the fair moment with a struggle for some added brilliancy and more durable illusion.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (72% in)
  • Something has strangely vexed the ancestor!
    Chapter 18 — Governor Pyncheon (74% in)

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