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He succeeded so well in persuading his brother, and in lending him money for the journey without irritating him, that he was satisfied with himself in that matter.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
His natural feeling urged him to defend himself, to prove to her she was wrong; but to prove her wrong would mean irritating her still more and making the rupture greater that was the cause of all his suffering.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The handsome Vera, who produced such an irritating and unpleasant effect on everyone, smiled and, evidently unmoved by what had been said to her, went to the looking glass and arranged her hair and scarf.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He had not done so for fear Princess Mary should ask her father to give his consent, irritating him and having to bear the brunt of his displeasure without attaining her object.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But when it is a beloved and intimate human being that is dying, besides this horror at the extinction of life there is a severance, a spiritual wound, which like a physical wound is sometimes fatal and sometimes heals, but always aches and shrinks at any external irritating touch.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Nancy, apparently fearful of irritating the housebreaker, sat with her eyes fixed upon the fire, as if she had been deaf to all that passed.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Everyone knew there had never been a cowardly Confederate soldier and they found this statement peculiarly irritating.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
They were intruders whose knowledge of life was to me an irritating pretense, because I felt so sure they could not possibly know the things I knew.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
It caused the goodman unendurable and irritating anxiety to feel so tender and forlorn within, and only to be able to be hard outside.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
As the defenders of a barricade are always obliged to be sparing of their ammunition, and as the assailants know this, the assailants combine their arrangements with a sort of irritating leisure, expose themselves to fire prematurely, though in appearance more than in reality, and take their ease.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
She marveled at the perfection of the miniature hands as noisily as did Kennicott, she was overwhelmed by the trust with which the baby turned to her; passion for him grew with each unpoetic irritating thing she had to do for him.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context