AGGRAVATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AGGRAVATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
aggravate
 v.  worsen; make worse or more troublesome
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  Oh, go 'long with you, Tom, before you aggravate me again.'
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  It would please him, if he thought it would aggravate 'Shelby's folks,' as he calls 'em.'
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  The title of the offender, and the number of his followers, make no difference in the offence, unless it be to aggravate it.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  I think the Romans must have aggravated one another very much, with their noses.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter IV
5  Anyhow, Mr. Wopsle's Roman nose so aggravated me, during the recital of my misdemeanours, that I should have liked to pull it until he howled.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter IV
6  And I was so aggravated that I almost doubt if I did know.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter IX
7  The appointed punishment for his return to the land that had cast him out, being Death, and his case being this aggravated case, he must prepare himself to Die.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVI
8  That cruel man with the wooden leg aggravated my sufferings.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
9  This feeling was aggravated by his being unable to tell her plainly the cause of his anger.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 33
10  The bread burned black; for the salad dressing so aggravated her that she could not make it fit to eat.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
11  She was rather surprised, therefore, when the silence remained unbroken, and Jo assumed a patronizing air, which decidedly aggravated Meg, who in turn assumed an air of dignified reserve and devoted herself to her mother.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
12  If it was not fair on Monday, the young ladies were to come on Tuesday, an arrangement which aggravated Jo and Hannah to the last degree.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
13  Such is the rule of Saint-Benoit, aggravated by Martin Verga.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—THE OBEDIENCE OF MARTIN VERGA
14  There was one circumstance which, it must be admitted, aggravated his exasperation.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—MARBLE AGAINST GRANITE
15  Towards the end of April, everything had become aggravated.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—FACTS WHENCE HISTORY SPRINGS AND WHICH HISTORY ...
Example Sentence:
1  Military intervention will only aggravate the conflict even further.
2  Stress and lack of sleep can aggravate the situation.
3  Ridiculous, offensive comments like this do nothing but aggravate the situation.
4  The bad weather aggravated his illness.
5  He aggravated his condition by leaving hospital too soon.
6  Attempts to restrict parking in the city centre have further aggravated the problem of traffic congestion.
7  Their money problems were further aggravated by a rise in interest rates.
8  I can't even decide which step of this adventure is the most aggravating.
9  What's aggravating is they are not in the same format so it's not like you can cut and paste.