Usage examples for frustration

  1. It clawed screaming at the solid cover, hissed in frustration and finally gave up. – And All the Earth a Grave by Carroll M. Capps (AKA C.C. MacApp)
  2. He must be sick with frustration – Droozle by Frank Banta
  3. I'd learned things I already knew about hate and love and fear and hope and frustration – The Old Die Rich by Horace Leonard Gold
  4. Even as Joe's attack slowed in frustration the other darted in, slashed once, twice, scoring on Joe's left arm, once, twice. – Frigid Fracas by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  5. They felt neither ambition nor frustration – The Cartels Jungle by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  6. No mission, no frustration could touch with hysteria the humanity of Robert Browning. – Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton
  7. You would naturally say that, if it is Callender's object to disgust Doris with the life of the people, so that she may change her mind and take him for what he actually is, it will be Rose's object, since her aim is the frustration of this design, to make Bethnal Green as attractive as possible, so that Doris will refuse to sacrifice her ideals when she learns the truth about Callender. – Punch, or the London Charivari, May 6, 1914 by Various
  8. In an agony of frustration Bennett saw the flesh of her forehead remain clear and undisturbed. – Wheels Within by Charles V. De Vet
  9. Negative emotions include fear, anger, frustration envy, resentment, etc. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  10. Proscribed amid the Terror for his moderation and independence, learning daily in the garret where he hid of the violent deaths of friends and comrades, witnessing, as it must have seemed to him, the ruin of his work and the frustration of his brightest hopes, Condorcet, solitary and disguised, sat down to write that sketch of human destinies which is, perhaps, the most confident statement of a reasoned optimism in European literature. – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  11. The second and the third day were spent in the same manner, and with the same frustration but on the fourth day they found a small cavern concealed by a thicket, where they resolved to make their experiment. – Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  12. Frustration may easily reach the point of destruction. – The Pleasures of Ignorance by Robert Lynd
  13. So much preparation, so much frustration what indeed could be good enough for it all to lead up to? – Embarrassments by Henry James
  14. The thinker has to decide, to choose; and there is always a risk, so that the prudent thinker selects warily, subject, that is, to confirmation or frustration by later events. – How We Think by John Dewey
  15. Our ideas must agree with realities, be such realities concrete or abstract, be they facts or be they principles, under penalty of endless inconsistency and frustration – Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James
  16. I think she's bored to frustration trapped on this island prison. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  17. He sighed with frustration – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  18. Simultaneously the mob saw him, huddled just beyond the gateway, and a howl of frustration and rage went ringing round the square. – The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  19. He put down the phone and sat in silence, feeling sick with frustration – What Rough Beast? by Jefferson Highe
  20. And in every human heart you find some sorrow, some frustration some lurking pang. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley