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aggravate
used in Lonesome Dove

2 meanings, 15 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
she aggravates me
Definition
annoy or irritate
  • But the most aggravating aspect to it was that Gus always sounded cheerful, as if there was no trouble in the world that could catch him.
    Chapters 21-22 (70% in)
aggravating = annoying or irritating
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2  —1 use as in:
aggravated his illness
Definition
make worse
  • Gus always managed to aggravate whatever situation he was in with a woman.
    Chapters 34-35 (21% in)
aggravate = make worse
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  • Of course, if she had been there helping, there would have been trouble, but that didn't lessen the aggravation of what Gus had done.
    Chapters 99-100 (44% in)
  • " Augustus said nothing, and Dish soon concluded that he was to get the loan, even if the aggravation of Mr. Pierce's company wasn't involved.
    Chapters 3-4 (96% in)
  • " "That's aggravating," Call said.
    Chapters 7-8 (38% in)
  • Gus and his pig were aggravating company.
    Chapters 13-14 (57% in)
  • They are aggravating devils.
    Chapters 19-20 (62% in)
  • Call watched the proceedings silently, unable to decide who he was more aggravated at, Gus or Jake.
    Chapters 21-22 (47% in)
  • Jake had done many irritating things in his rangering days, but nothing as aggravating as bringing a whore along on a cattle drive.
    Chapters 34-35 (39% in)
  • " "Well, this is aggravating," Jake said.
    Chapters 48-49 (35% in)
  • "She might have aggravated him some, but she wouldn't have led him to this.
    Chapters 74-74 (12% in)
  • "Was he aggravating you, or what?" she asked.
    Chapters 75-76 (97% in)
  • He could never get it out in time to shoot an Indian, if one appeared, and it was causing him terrible aggravation.
    Chapters 93-94 (72% in)
  • Or I might want to kick a pig if one aggravates me.
    Chapters 95-96 (65% in)
  • However aggravating it was, Gus had meant it, and he would do it, though when he went back with the body he planned to see if he could at least buy her out.
    Chapters 99-100 (45% in)

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