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agitate
used in To the Lighthouse

4 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 had taken the wrong brush in her agitation at Mr. Ramsay's presence, and her easel, rammed into the earth so nervously, was at the wrong angle.
    3 — The Lighthouse (19% in)
  • It seemed to rebuke her with its cold stare for all this hurry and agitation; this folly and waste of emotion; it drastically recalled her and spread through her mind first a peace, as her disorderly sensations (he had gone and she had been so sorry for him and she had said nothing) trooped off the field; and then, emptiness.
    3 — The Lighthouse (18% in)
  • One forgot the little agitations; the flush, the pallor, some queer distortion, some light or shadow, which made the face unrecognisable for a moment and yet added a quality one saw for ever after.
    3 — The Lighthouse (51% in)
  • Then she would lapse again, and suddenly Mr. Ramsay stopped dead in his pacing in front of her and some curious shock passed through her and seemed to rock her in profound agitation on its breast when stopping there he stood over her and looked down at her.
    3 — The Lighthouse (84% in)

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