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agitate
used in Rose Red

5 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)
  • Perhaps John's attendance contributed to this man's nerves, fixing him in an agitated state.
    2 — 1907 (26% in)
  • He conducts himself the same way, in public or not-a bit brash yet charming, smooth yet easily agitated, a man who takes control of any situation the moment he enters it, even parties thrown by our closest friends!
    4 — 1909 (30% in)
  • Agitated to be kept from my guests, I was more forward than I might have otherwise been.
    5 — 1910 (47% in)
  • Madame Stravinski, understanding from whose pocket her hefty fee was to come, proves in no mood to challenge John, and a good thing too, given his obvious agitation and disapproving nature.
    6 — 1911-1915 (55% in)
  • Question after question is running through my head, as I sit perfectly still while confronted with the agitations of my guests.
    6 — 1911-1915 (63% in)

There are no more uses of "agitate" in Rose Red.

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