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vex
used in The Adventures of Augie March

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Definition
to annoy or disturb
  • The Commissioner looked vexed about it.
    Chapter 6 (33% in)
  • I never blamed myself for throwing aside such things as didn't let themselves be read with fervor, for they left nothing with me anyhow, and I took my cue from Padilla not to vex myself about what didn't come easy.
    Chapter 11 (15% in)
  • It was all right when he was businesslike, but he had peculiar moods, when his voice straggled, he was in woe, his hair in spikes and his color bloodshot, tears or anger in his voice, and much too vexed and bothered to talk to me about Aristotle and theories of happiness and so forth.
    Chapter 21 (92% in)

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