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  • n. The state of being vexatious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being vexatious.


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  • Hulley pointed out Nicholson did not need to have proof beyond a reasonable doubt that there was political interference and Zuma needed simply to prove "the mere existence of allegations of a political conspiracy or influence sufficed to negate the existence of vexatiousness".

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  • Like Victoria, Singapore is a free port, and the vexatiousness of a custom-house is unknown.

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  • They tell a story of a Persian king who had stretched forth the arm of oppression over the subjects 'property, and commenced a system of violence and rapacity to such a degree that the people emigrated to avoid the vexatiousness of his tyranny, and took the road of exile to escape the annoyance of his extortions.

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  • There is to an unsympathetic observer an intense vexatiousness in the exhibition of such pertinacity.

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  • Despite these two apparent flaws, it somehow manages to exist, due in all likelihood to the pure tenacious vexatiousness of its citizens.

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  • The vexatiousness of my breakfast wasn't surprising considering the pot that Republicans had forgotten to put back in the coffee machine, soaking the countertop and denying me coffee until I could again put things aright.

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  • It seems to me that all of the requests fulfill four of the Information Commissioner’s five criteria for vexatiousness: obsessive, caused distress to staff, designed to cause disruption/annoyance, and lacked any serious purpose or value.

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  • A scheme of taxation which exacted posting-charges from a traveller who proposed to continue his journey by water, possesses a natural ingredient of drollery infused into its mere vexatiousness; but a whole volume of satire could hardly put its essential absurdity in a stronger light than is thrown upon it in the short conversation between the astonished Tristram and the officer of the fisc, who had just handed him a little bill for six livres four sous:


  • "The onus to establish vexatiousness or the scurrilous nature was on the National Director of Public Prosecutions.

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