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annoy
 v.  disturb, especially by minor irritations; irritate
Classic Sentence: (173 in 12 pages)
1  Even the small privations of clothing and food did not annoy her, so happy was she to be in the world again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  The sight never failed to annoy her, for Scarlett felt that the time for prayer had passed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
3  You bore me to distraction, said Scarlett coldly, hoping to annoy him and divert him from the ever- unfortunate subject of Ashley.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
4  She longed to run home, bib and all, and ask Mother to lend her a hand, but John and she had agreed that they would never annoy anyone with their private worries, experiments, or quarrels.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
5  She thought it would annoy him, but he only folded his arms under his head, with an imperturbable, "That's not bad."
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
6  Steerforth continued his protection of me, and proved a very useful friend; since nobody dared to annoy one whom he honoured with his countenance.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
7  She was sorry to annoy her sister and to do anything Levin disliked.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 16
8  In his fear lest he might fatigue or annoy the convalescent, he stepped behind him to smile.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MARIUS, EMERGING FROM CIVIL WAR, MAKES READY F...
9  Cambalet, his niece; while others formed parties and plans to annoy the pages and guards of the cardinal duke--all things which appeared to d'Artagnan monstrous impossibilities.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
10  Now, Mary Jane," said Aunt Kate, "don't annoy Mr. D'Arcy.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
11  But he did not say what the annoyances were.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 31
12  At last, with a feeling of relief, the travellers caught sight of macadam ahead, which promised an end both to the cobblestones and to sundry other annoyances.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
13  And although there might arise sometimes a courageous pope, such as Sixtus, yet neither fortune nor wisdom could rid him of these annoyances.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI — CONCERNING ECCLESIASTICAL PRINCIPALITIES
14  Scarlett could think of nothing to say, and she felt her face growing red with annoyance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
15  Little Wade was no longer an annoyance, for the family, black and white, and the neighbors idolized him and there was a never-ceasing rivalry as to whose lap he should occupy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
16  Tim really annoyed me in the meeting this morning.
17  He became excessively annoyed at newspaper reports.
18  Anne was fond of Tim, though he often annoyed her.
19  The winner's complacent smile annoyed some people.
20  It would be wrong to suggest that police officers were not annoyed by acts of indecency.
21  We were annoyed by his noncommittal reply for we had been led to expect definite assurances of his approval.
22  The spasmodic coughing in the auditorium annoyed the performers.
23  The vacuous remarks of the politician annoyed the audience, who had hoped to hear more than empty platitudes.
24  What annoys me about these people is their unthinking hostility to anything foreign or unfamiliar.
25  An unfriendly attitude of the shop-assistant often annoys customers.
26  His frivolity annoys the other people in the office.
27  What annoys me about these girls is their complacency - they seem to have no desire to expand their horizons.
28  He's annoying to argue with because he keeps shifting his ground.
29  You must have found my attitude annoying.
30  It's annoying that we can't travel until Thursday, but the upside is that the fare's cheaper then.