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Usage examples for exasperation

  1. He confessed, 'frankly, ' he said, to the magistrate, that, 'acting under temporary exasperation, he had lost for a moment a man's proper self- command. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. He made a gesture of exasperation. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  3. In fact the clerks had had some trouble in clearing the shop, as many of them expressed not only surprise but exasperation at the proceeding. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  4. Yes, said Durrance, with a sudden exasperation, but the right kind of prudence. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  5. Edith gave a quick sigh of exasperation. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  6. Velo gritted his teeth with exasperation as Zaidos strolled out and at once spoke to a soldier who sat by the door with a couple of letters and papers in his lap. – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  7. Sri Yukteswar gazed at my friend with affectionate exasperation. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  8. In the first place, remember that what my father said to you, he said in a moment of violent exasperation. – Basil by Wilkie Collins
  9. When any of these wretches were brought before the Emperor, he shrugged his shoulders, and with gestures of scorn and anger ordered that they should be removed from his sight, and the grenadiers sometimes executed justice on them with their bayonets; but such exasperation can be well understood in soldiers thus driven by these base and odious measures from a resting- place earned by the sword. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  10. Saltash flicked the ash from his cigarette with a movement of exasperation. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  11. He attributed it to me, however, and his exasperation towards me in consequence became a malignant fury. – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  12. But in the doorway her exasperation got the better of her dignity, and she faced about and said: " You evidently don't know that my great- grandfather was Edward Byllynge." – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  13. This is a sample of a growing exasperation of spirit, which found expression from time to time till the close of his life. – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  14. Dr. Ballard was feeling his very ears grow red, while Mrs. Forbes's lips were set in a line of exasperation. – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  15. Leonore, having once tasted blood, was not to be kept from it; exasperation and despair were thrown to the winds in the triumph of her first victory, and the ease with which she had brought Valentine Purcell to book turned her head. – Leonore Stubbs by L. B. Walford
  16. He had to retreat, however, for the miller rose to his feet, seized with wild exasperation at perceiving him still there in his house. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  17. Nor was their exasperation allayed by the assurance of their press that this was no alliance, but a state of tutelage. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  18. " Three weeks have I been in this country," he said in utter exasperation. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  19. " Hugh," she said suddenly, " I read something in the newspaper-" My exasperation flared up again. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. An energetic leading article breathed the exasperation of the public, and pointed out the spread of the campaign of violence. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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