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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of to harass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. troubled persistently, especially with petty annoyances.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances


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  • I'm not saying it is good or bad but in cases like this, whenever there is a weak party harassed from the “above”, they would have been filled with indignation and reacted.

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  • After turning it down, Oe was again harassed day and night with death threats from the right wing.

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  • Then, at the end of October 1639, a Chinese translator came to Zeelandia and reported that the Favorolangers had once again harassed Chinese hunters: "Not only did the Favorolangers take away their [hunting] licenses ... but ... they also shot at them with barbed arrows, wounding several of them."

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  • He had interviewed the Adjutant -- as we called the harassed secretary who, brayed daily between the upper and nether millstones of official instructions and 'voluntary effort,' never left his desk nor dared to wander abroad for fresh air -- the gardens having been specially laid out to trick the absent-minded and induce them to lose their way.


  • On the evening of July 18, 2008, the two officers - assigned to follow a BWSC crew along Draper Street to keep the workers from being "harassed" - noticed a guy whose house had been shot up earlier that day, and who'd been shot at a couple of months earlier.

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  • What is increasingly emerging as the central human right in late-capitalist societies is the right not to be harassed, which is the right to be kept at a safe distance from others.

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  • Public education is meant to serve all, which also means all should be given the same rights, including the right not to be harassed, which is ultimately why I decided to support the passing of the policy.


  • "I was paying to be harassed, which is a lot of fun," the victimized college student said.

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  • 'I was paying to be harassed, which is a lot of fun,' the victimized college student said.

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  • "I was paying to be harassed, which is a lot of fun," the victimised college student said.



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  • The Brits say it better.

    January 31, 2007