- v. Simple past tense and past participle of chivvy.
“I fancy he has himself been 'chivvied' by the hawk, as the gypsies would say. ”
“Yet the German and French governments, chivvied by the European Central Bank, do not insist that Greece service its debts at all costs as a favor to the banks.”
“But all of that stuff has to happen in the back of my brain, which can be encouraged but will not be chivvied along.”
“In another slight change in proceedings, last week's audition rounds showed more actual singers and far less emotionally adrift "local eccentrics" chivvied on to be heckled by 4,000 friends.”
“He disliked his schooldays, although he was a useful rugby player and remembered with deep gratitude "Joe" Craddock, a master who proved kindly under his gruff exterior, and who chivvied the boys in his German class to such effect that Judt still commanded the language more than 40 years on.”
“Polly tossed her head as she chivvied Ellen up the steps.”
“It's all part of Nige the showman's lumpy mix of music hall, jazz club Dvorák on harmonica, anyone? and rock concert, all chivvied along with lashings of bonhomie but set within the context of fiercely disciplined music-making.”
“The men's dinner came over at midday; she served them out, made sure that it was eaten, and afterwards gently chivvied the men to their beds for their rest period.”
“And we, you," the nurse replied, and with a friendly nod, turned and chivvied her charge away to his supper and bed.”
“She infected him with her enthusiasm as she chivvied him into taking her on a guided tour of the various special quarters which accommodated the more esoteric sentient races of the FSP in their own atmosphere or gravity.”
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