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agitate
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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)
  • But there was no doubt that Owen had his heart set on my meeting him in Phoenix, and he sounded even more agitated than usual.
    p. 589.7
  • Mr. Fish was happy and agitated; if he thought that the Rev. Dudley Wiggin's "slashing his throat" was a part of the rector's annual performance, he also imagined that everything Owen had done was in the script—and Mr. Fish had been quite impressed by the dramatic qualities of the story.
    p. 233.1
  • "Owen foresaw absolutely nothing," Dan Needham told the agitated women.
    p. 254.1
  • We were both anxious for Owen, and agitated—not knowing how his presentation of the mutilated Mary Magdalene might make his dismissal from the academy appear more justified than it was; we were worried how his desecration of the statue of a saint might give those colleges and universities that were sure to accept him a certain reluctance.
    p. 410.9

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