AGITATE in a Sentence

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227 example sentences for AGITATE, such as:

1. He could not hide his agitation.
2. He sounded very agitated on the phone.
3. The doctor becalmed the agitated patient.
4. His family are agitating to get him freed.
5. The unions continue to agitate for higher pay.

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 Meanings and Examples of AGITATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The sight of your child would agitate you and do you harm.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II—FANTINE HAPPY
2  At the Bastille, long files of curious and formidable people who descended from the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, effected a junction with the procession, and a certain terrible seething began to agitate the throng.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
3  He had scarcely entered when he began to agitate his nose and his jaws after the example of his clerks.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 32 A PROCURATOR'S DINNER
4  To agitate him thus deeply, by a resistance he so abhorred, was cruel: to yield was out of the question.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
5  From the day she left Italy the thought of it had never ceased to agitate her.
Anna Karenina 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 29
6  For recreation he could twiddle his thumbs and speculate on the thoughts which must agitate the minds of the generals.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
7  Nay, the surly father even began to agitate with the authorities on Chichikov's behalf, and so enabled our hero, on a vacancy occurring, to attain the stool of a Chief Clerk.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
8  From the time that Garrison, Lovejoy, and others began to agitate for freedom, the slaves throughout the South kept in close touch with the progress of the movement.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter I.
9  Now they had not only the Bureau agitators and the Carpetbaggers urging them on, but the incitement of whisky as well, and outrages were inevitable.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
10  They have seldom been agitators, have withstood the temptation to head the mob, and have worked steadily and faithfully in a thousand communities in the South.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In VI
11  When Anna Mikhaylovna returned from Count Bezukhov's the money, all in clean notes, was lying ready under a handkerchief on the countess' little table, and Anna Mikhaylovna noticed that something was agitating her.
War and Peace 1 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVII
12  And joyful and agitating thoughts began to occupy his mind.
War and Peace 4 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XVI
13  Those dreadful moments he had lived through at the executions had as it were forever washed away from his imagination and memory the agitating thoughts and feelings that had formerly seemed so important.
War and Peace 5 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XII
14  From the habit of fifty years all this had a physically agitating effect on the old general.
War and Peace 5 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER X
15  Let me use my authority as a leech," answered Rebecca, "and enjoin you to keep silence, and avoid agitating reflections, whilst I apprize you of what you desire to know.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  The unions continue to agitate for higher pay.
2  All you need to do is gently agitate the water with a finger or paintbrush.
3  The women who worked in these mills had begun to agitate for better conditions.
4  Since President has now announced that Emergency, the only demand that the lawyers can now agitate is the restoration of the old Supreme Court.
5  His family are agitating to get him freed.
6  The result of all this agitation is an unsettlement that paralyzes business.
7  In what you might call a giant washing machine, agitation and heat begin to separate the bitumen from the sand.
8  But then, prepared as my mind was for horror, shaken as my nerves were by agitation, I thought the swift darting beam was a vision from another world.
9  The organization is turning to political agitation in order to achieve its aims.
10  He could not hide his agitation.
11  Small shopkeepers carried on a long agitation against the big department stores.
12  The swimmers said the dolphins were extremely agitated and repeatedly slapped the water with their tails, presumably to try to deter the predator as it cruised nearby.
13  His face was very much agitated and very much flushed.
14  The doctor becalmed the agitated patient.
15  He sounded very agitated on the phone.