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  • n. Plural form of vexation.


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  • To those who call vexations, Vexations, as knowing what they are, there could not be a greater, than to be the best part of a day at Lyons, the most opulent and flourishing city in France, enriched with the most fragments of antiquity β€” and not be able to see it.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • As often as I may recall the vexations I have endured, your approbation will be a great and precious consolation.

    Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3.

  • All the other goods I had divided in case of loss or desertion, but had never dreamed of losing the precious quinine and other remedies; other losses and annoyances I felt as just parts of that undercurrent of vexations which is not wanting in even the smoothest life, and certainly not worthy of being moaned over in the experience of an explorer anxious to benefit a country and people -- but this loss I feel most keenly.

    The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868

  • My father was enraptured on finding me freed from the vexations of a criminal charge, that I was again permitted to breathe the fresh atmosphere, and allowed to return to my native country.

    Chapter 21

  • β€œAt my age, with all the vexations of youngness so far behind me!”


  • [1] Believe me, dear Mother that the inexpressable pleasure I feel in composing these tales and Ballads; and the honest pride of haveing proved; (against the imperious and unnatural opinions of some of the learned,) that a poor man may possess qualities which they are forced to admire, will allways be equal to any temporary vexations which are likely to fall to my lot.

    Letter 66

  • My father was enraptured on finding me freed from the vexations of

    Chapter 4

  • Last week was remarkable for a combination of vexations and unexpected troubles.

    Letter 103

  • He even writes engagingly about Tea Partiers, whose convention he attended in 2010 and whose vexations he makes a good faith effort to understand.

    An Englishman Lights Out

  • Thus lacking a sense of proportion and thus preoccupied with unimportant vexations, the president brought upon himself more pressures and anxieties than his health could endure.

    A Country of Vast Designs


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