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  • Now, Miss Primrose, to think of you creeping up like this, and 'worriting' yourself over the secrets in the little bit of a cabinet.

    The Palace Beautiful A Story for Girls

  • He began abusing her violently for letting spies up into her room, and turning against him, that let her have her house-room, and "worriting" them all with her hypocritical ways.

    The Carbonels

  • "worriting" to bring them to the scratch, like some persons, who require to get their dander up before they'll show fight.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 15, July 9, 1870

  • If someone of a particular race, sexuality, religion or culture is offended, then it is up to THEM to say so, not for others to sneak around worriting that to say something, do something or post a picture of a cake portraying of a traditional figure may "cause offence".

    Christmas in July: Going Dutch

  • Mrs. Maggot will be worriting with the night getting thick. '

    The Fellowship of the Ring

  • I went on right well there, and understood the clergyman very well, and I should have done to this day, if it hadn't been for my missus; she's always worriting herself about her state, and she happened to hear this Mr Clayton, and nothing would please her but we must join his congregation, the whole biling lot of us, and get elected, as they call it.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843

  • "Now, whoever is that worriting this time of the night?"

    The Imaginary Marriage

  • It ain't loud, p'r'aps, but it's worriting -- very worriting.

    The Amateur Gentleman

  • She held that worriting the Almighty eternally about all sorts of nonsense, as some people do who pray for "direction" and weather, etc., was bad form to say the least of it.

    The Ghost Girl

  • If you talked you was noisy and worriting, and if you didn't talk you was sulky; but this time 'e sat quite still and didn't interfere a bit.

    Light Freights

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