VEX in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VEX
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vex
 v.  annoy; disturb, especially by minor irritations; be a mystery or bewildering to
Classic Sentence: (66 in 5 pages)
1  Each of us a free man; plates washed by machinery; not an aeroplane to vex us; all liberated; made whole.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
2  Mr. Brownlow paced the room to and fro for some minutes; evidently so much disturbed by the beadle's tale, that even Mr. Grimwig forbore to vex him further.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
3  Anne caught his eye, saw his cheeks glow, and his mouth form itself into a momentary expression of contempt, and turned away, that she might neither see nor hear more to vex her.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 22
4  A sandwich and a cup of coffee, and then off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony, and there are no red-headed clients to vex us with their conundrums.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
5  It is an excellent plan to have some place where we can go to be quiet, when things vex or grieve us.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY
6  Ah, yes, I hear these naughty ones go to vex you, Mees Marsch.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
7  Hereafter, we must be cautious how we vex her.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
8  Where I might go, what I might do, or when I might return, were questions utterly unknown to me; nor did I vex my mind with them, for it was wholly set on Provis's safety.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIV
9  She is the best friend I have, and that is why I mind having to vex her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
10  Still more, on viewing the matter clearly, he felt vexed to think that he himself had been so largely the cause of the catastrophe.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
11  He suddenly felt vexed with himself for having, without reason, been so expansive before this gentleman.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
12  I am very much vexed that I have forgotten.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: III
13  He broke off and began pacing the room still more vexed.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: III
14  The plump boy ran after them angrily, as if vexed that their program had been disturbed.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI
15  It was not what he had read that vexed him, but the fact that the life out there in which he had now no part could perturb him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence:
1  Please try not to vex your mother; she is doing the best she can.
2  This issue looks likely to continue to vex the government.
3  His conduct vexed her very much.
4  Ministers have begun work on the vexed issue of economic union.
5  He is vexed at my idle ways and waste of time: as if I need like a city clerk, six days a week and no holidays!
6  Many vexing problems beset the American public school system.