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agitate
used in The Magic Mountain

10 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)
  • He was terribly agitated, but he didn't quite know in what sense.
    3.3 - Teasing/Viaticum/Interrupted Merriment (36% in)
  • While inspecting a harbor warehouse on a windy day the following spring, he caught pneumonia, and since, despite all the conscientious attention given him by Dr. Heidekind, his already agitated heart could not hold out against the high fever, he, too, was dead within five days.
    2.1 - The Baptismal Bowl / Grandfather in His Two Forms (4% in)
  • And Hans Castorp was laughing now; during Joachim's explanation, his agitation had resolved into mirth, and as he walked along, bent forward and shading his eyes with his hand, his shoulders were convulsed by his soft, rapid giggles.
    3.3 - Teasing/Viaticum/Interrupted Merriment (45% in)
  • He was terribly agitated.
    4.10 - The Thermometer (43% in)
  • The contours of the chairs suddenly took on a look of political agitation in the young men's eyes, and Joachim got up from the one where he had been sitting cross-legged and unsuspecting, glanced at it mistrustfully— and did not sit back down.
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (78% in)
  • How could there be any objection to the pressures of a daily schedule so gentle and so self-evident; indeed, there could have been no reason whatever to object, even if the consul's critical abilities had not been diminished by a condition that he could not actually call sickness, but that consisted of both fatigue and agitation, accompanied by a sense of being simultaneously feverish and chilled.
    6.5 - An Attack Repulsed (70% in)
  • And even Joachim's earlier agitated and angry complaints—about missing maneuvers and generally neglecting his military duties in the flatlands— had died away.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (80% in)
  • The whole table felt it; even Herr Albin—who wagered with the cold calculation of a croupier in a Monte Carlo casino, where he claimed to have been a regular patron—only partially mastered his agitation.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (36% in)
  • "My heart is yours," he assured her in trite, but tenderest excess, using that same melodic phrase again; now he moved up the scale to the sixth to add, "And I am eternally yours," then let his voice sink ten intervals and in great agitation confessed, "Carmen, I love you"— the last few notes agonizingly sustained above shifting harmonies, before the "you" with its grace note finally resolved the chord.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (74% in)
  • She got into such a wrangle with the saleswoman that she arrived home in a state of wild agitation, suffered a hemorrhage, and was soon diagnosed as incurable.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (4% in)

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