Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Ravaging; spoliation.

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  • verb Present participle of harry.

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Examples

  • All around however, I see weeping, wailing, and constant harrying from the conservative Blogaspghere.

    Poltical Language ( Ask the Focus Group )

  • All around however, I see weeping, wailing, and constant harrying from the conservative Blogaspghere.

    Archive 2007-02-25

  • We lived on a safe street, where Badger still managed to get in plenty of trouble, the most famous incident being chasing the tires of Meredith's Vice Principal's bicycle, barking loudly and "harrying" the poor guy until he finally ran off the sidewalk and landed in our neighbor's ivy.

    Best Products & Practices

  • The schooners sailed up and down the lagoon, harrying and destroying.

    MAUKI

  • There has been some effective harrying of other ministers.

    100 days in, Mr Miliband, you need a plan | Observer editorial

  • There is obvious appeal for Labour in harrying the Lib Dems to destabilise the coalition, but not much evidence of a plan for what to do once the coalition is less stable.

    Coalition: Mr Clegg must reassert his core values | Observer editorial

  • In one letter, he enclosed a Washington Post and Times-Herald article about the problems being caused by American postwar “hyper-patriotism,” explaining that the extreme security procedures being put in place to safeguard against espionage were perceived by many leading lawyers and scientists as “harrying and constricting.”

    A Covert Affair

  • Here they filled their water-barrels and made repairs before starting on the hundred days 'harrying of the seal-herd along the northern coasts of Japan to Behring Sea.

    Chapter 16

  • He looks like he's trying to win over the Madrid public tonight with all his chasing and harrying, which this time leads to him racing clear down the left again.

    Real Madrid v Barcelona – as it happened | Jacob Steinberg

  • In one letter, he enclosed a Washington Post and Times-Herald article about the problems being caused by American postwar “hyper-patriotism,” explaining that the extreme security procedures being put in place to safeguard against espionage were perceived by many leading lawyers and scientists as “harrying and constricting.”

    A Covert Affair

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