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harass
used in In Cold Blood

2 uses
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Definition
persistently annoy

or:

repeatedly attack to weaken or hinder
  • His mother had not needed to ask him why; she knew that although he understood only hazily the reasons for the uproar around him, he felt endangered by it-by the harassing telephone, and the strangers at the door, and his father's worry-wearied eyes.
    2 — Persons Unknown (35% in)
  • But the hands of bidders flickered shyly-work-roughened hands timid of parting with hard-earned cash; yet nothing went unsold, there was even someone keen to acquire a bunch of rusty keys, and a youthful cowboy sporting pale-yellow boots bought Kenyon Clutter's "coyote wagon," the dilapidated vehicle the dead boy had used to harass coyotes, chase them on moonlit nights.
    4 — The Corner (21% in)

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