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agitate
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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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)
  • For a long time Norah sat very still, agitated, on the edge of knowing.
    p. 364.7
  • It took several minutes for the baby to settle down, because she was so agitated and because her sucking reflex was poor.
    p. 34.4
  • Agitated, she picked up The Leader, which she hadn't read in days, slipped off the rubber band, and skimmed through the articles, not really taking in any of them.
    p. 63.3
  • He had read it only once, swiftly, putting it away as Norah came in, trying to conceal his agitation.
    p. 108.1
  • A simple encounter, yet he felt strangely agitated, exposed and vulnerable, his past rising up like the sea.
    p. 148.3
  • Agitated, still, from her speech, she drove back to the preschool.
    p. 164.5
  • It was spring, the air crisp and damp, and Caroline was too agitated to wait for the bus.
    p. 251.6
  • He kept walking, agitated, muttering to himself now and then.
    p. 258.4

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