Usage examples for exasperation

  1. 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
  2. He made a gesture of exasperation. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  3. 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
  4. Sri Yukteswar gazed at my friend with affectionate exasperation. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  5. 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
  6. " Three weeks have I been in this country," he said in utter exasperation. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. In the first place, remember that what my father said to you, he said in a moment of violent exasperation. – Basil by Wilkie Collins
  15. " 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
  16. Yes, said Durrance, with a sudden exasperation, but the right kind of prudence. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  17. Edith gave a quick sigh of exasperation. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  18. 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
  19. 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