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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fuss.
  • adj. bothered.


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  • "fussed" -- either by an excess of company and of help, or by some private source of discontent and disequilibrium.

    Bertram Cope's Year

  • Anyway, Devine soothes us, Pakistani officials also "fussed" in response to a recent uptick in Predator drone attacks.

    Barry Eisler: The Definition of Insanity

  • I have been feeling "fussed" as my grandmother would put it -- worried he will be laid off and worried about the time pursuing yet another degree will take away from our family (we have two sons who are nearing adolescence and really need their Dad's time and attention).

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  • I mean, I do remember when -- and it was the only time that Diane kind of fussed at me -- no, no, no, no, it was in a good way.

    CNN Transcript Jun 18, 2002

  • "This Sally is nothing but a yawning cavity walking on hollow stilts," declared Nell, who "fussed" good-naturedly, just as her father did.

    The Campfire Girls of Roselawn Or, a Strange Message from the Air

  • Like the great automaton it was, it had scented the human beings just as the bull had scented them, "fussed" just as he had fussed, charged as he had charged, and died as he had died.

    The Pools of Silence

  • Howe would have described as "fussed," one most unusual for him.


  • The only thing that appeared to trouble him was Loo's absence and the fear lest she should have been "fussed;" but when Morris declared that neither his wife nor Loo knew what was going on, and Bancroft announced his intention of driving over to fetch her, he seemed to be satisfied.

    Elder Conklin

  • That said, Carey is still the kind of fussed-over creature who makes records with titles like

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  • And if you think me a fool for it, I'm not sure but I might call you my neighbour, if it was only Sophy Traill or her affairs to be 'fussed' over. "

    A Knight of the Nets


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