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  • To be withheld upon any account, must be a vexation; but to be withheld by a vexation — must certainly be, what philosophy justly calls Vexation upon Vexation.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • Vexation awakening a pearl in the flesh of an oyster.

    My House In The Middle Of The Ocean

  • “I wish for Nothing so much as to be relieved from this cursed Scene of Drudgery and Vexation,” he told the delegates.

    Robert Morris

  • Being thus stung to the Quick, he left her House in great Vexation of Spirit:

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • ~ European Vexation -- Arctic science is vital to our understanding of climate change, and European scientists have begun to invest in it in a big way.

    Speedlinking 12/26/07

  • Vexation with Tyeglev and with myself succeeded the amazement with which I was overcome at first.

    Knock, knock, knock

  • Vexation spiked in Annouras scent, though her ageless Aes Sedai face, framed by dozens of thin braids, remained as smooth as ever.

    Knife of Dreams

  • Vexation is the attitude of the individual as intelligence towards the check imposed upon a strong manifestation of the individual as will.

    The Art of Controversy

  • Vexation and careless indifference took possession of him at one and the same moment.

    The Mysterious Portrait

  • Vexation may be the first step towards moral wisdom, or even the rapprochement of inner and outer worlds; yet Emma's vexation, by the time she casts her eyes towards Donwell the next morning, seems in retrospect more like a flash of lover's pique than a pivotal moment in moral reformation.

    Leaving Box Hill: Emma and Theatricality

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