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Usage examples for troubling

  1. " Excuse me, professor, for troubling you," he begins, hesitating, and not looking me in the face. – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  2. Is something troubling you, Jack? – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
  3. If that was all that was troubling Mr. Strong she thought she could reassure him. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  4. I say, Chumbley, old fellow, we must be getting into a terrible state of mind to go on like this without troubling ourselves about our chaplain- Here comes the doctor. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  5. That is my excuse, dear Lady Lundie, for troubling you in this matter. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  6. What is your conscience troubling you about now? – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  7. We will simply call him a governor, not troubling ourselves with his qualifications, as of course they have not been considered at the Colonial Office. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  8. And presently, not even troubling to look out of his window to see if there was a watcher there, he went to bed, to dream of Zillah's dark eyes. – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  9. I would go myself, sir, but there is something cooking which I cannot leave, and I beg your pardon for troubling you and will thank you, sir, very much if you-" It was not worth while for her to finish her sentence, for Ralph had gone. – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  10. She did not know that she was wishing for nothing more, and something a little less, than the kingdom of heaven- the very thing she thought the laird and Cosmo so strange for troubling their heads about. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  11. The cut on your forehead would, of course, account for that; but it has struck me lately that something is troubling you. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  12. My errand could easily have been done without so troubling you. – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  13. Sit here beside me, and I will tell you what is troubling me. – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  14. But how about the woman who was troubling you with demands you had no wish to grant? – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
  15. And I know who this is, Phil, without your troubling to tell me; it's the gentleman you met in the street last night, and were talking about at dinner." – The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
  16. Is your head troubling you? – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  17. But I'll tell you why I am troubling you now. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  18. " I must ask your pardon for troubling you about the sixty francs," at length murmured the laundress. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  19. Perhaps both Grace and Paul had a sharp troubling impression of having caught some strange creature against their will. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
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