v. cause to be uneasy; wear away
Further reason not to fret is that Obama volunteers have been doing grass roots organizing in Texas for quite some time.
Sentence in Classic:
I felt bad but did not fret I bear my troubles well but I do wish Hannah would put more starch in my aprons and have buckwheats every day.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
He walked away again immediately, and she was left to fret over her own want of presence of mind; Charlotte tried to console her:.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
They were so numbed that they did not even suffer much from hunger, now; only the children continued to fret when the food ran short.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
As for the suitors, let them take their pleasure indoors or out as they will, for they have nothing to fret about.
He appeared as a mere parasite of the heath, fretting its surface in his daily labour as a moth frets a garment, entirely engrossed with its products, having no knowledge of anything in the world but fern, furze, heath, lichens, and moss.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
But thee, O mother, overworn old age, exhausted and untrue, frets with vain distress, and amid embattled kings mocks thy presage with false dismay.
Levin smiled at his own thoughts, and shook his head disapprovingly at those thoughts; a feeling akin to remorse fretted him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context