Vexingly

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Vexingly In a vexing manner; so as to vex, tease, or irritate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vexingly In a vexing manner; so as to vex, tease, or irritate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Vexingly so as to vex or annoy
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Quotations

  • Edmund Waller
    Edmund Waller
    “Vexed sailors cursed the rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. vexer—L. vexāre, to shake, annoy—vehĕre. to carry.

Usage

In literature:

For you could not be vexed with me for talking of what was 'your fault' ... 'your own fault,' viz.
"The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846" by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
The squire paid no heed, and Desmond, vexed, bewildered, went slowly from the room.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
Now I am going to tell you something which has vexed me, and continues to vex me.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Do not think that I want to vex you, dear, but I want you to understand me.
"Miss Dexie" by Stanford Eveleth
When we wanted to vex her very much, we used to call her "Monkey," because we knew she liked to be like a boy.
"A Great Emergency and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
She was vexed that Lady Latimer should be their witness, and bent her brows fiercely.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
It vexed her soul with doubts, and made her so unhappy that even in her dreams she wept.
"The Guinea Stamp" by Annie S. Swan
Still, I shall not vex myself much if Kamal usurps my rights.
"The Poison Tree" by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
And yet about that I was jealous, and ready to be vexed with him, when he should begin to make much of me.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
Only one thing vexed her.
"Vera Nevill" by Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron
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In poetry:

Then what do we toil and strive for
In this world, still torn and vex'd,
But to show that our faiths are selfish,
And have no belief in the next?
"Night In The Village" by Alexander Anderson
In truth the non-possession oft'
Creates the chief, the only charm,
Of that, which, once obtain'd, is scoff'd,
And oft' receiv'd with vex'd alarm.
"Man And His Pleasures" by Thomas Frederick Young
This vexing him who gave her birth,
Thought by all heaven a burning shame;
What does she next, but bids, on earth,
Her Burlington do just the same.
"On the Countess of Burlington Cutting Paper" by Alexander Pope
And just as my heart with that problem
Of friendship was so sorely vexed
I was called on to answer the other,
For teacher had said, sharply, "Next!"
"Why I Went To The Foot" by Ellis Parker Butler
Look, this is but one single place,
Though it be great; all the earth round,
If a man bear to have it so,
Things which might vex him shall be found.
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
And he says, says he, "It appears to me,
That the animal must be vexed.
We'd better be going, — there isn't no knowing
What he will be doing next."
"What Ho! She Blows!" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

New rules, fees vex vendors.
This has been vexing myself and others at the Times Union for as long as we've been doing blogs.
PAC spending called vexing .
Michigan's Will Campbell wrapping up vexing career by playing his best football.
New Science Teams To Tackle Hanford Plant's Vexing Challenges.
Vibrant media landscape exists in Oklahoma despite vexing questions of sustainability and coverage.
Police-report fees vexing central Ohio residents.
Holdout was a vexing , valuable experience for CJ.
Strauss-Kahn and five other vexing sexual assault cases.
Unused Gift Card Bill Vexing .
A vexing subject: Should I tip RSO members.
Despite its A-list cast and awesome comic potential, 'Jonah Hex' is vexingly bad.
Vexed and Troubled Englishmen 1590-1642 by Carl Bridenbaugh Oxford, 487 pp.
The vexing issue of what's right, wrong or just borderline in wine etiquette.
VEX Sack Attack Robotics Competition.
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In science:

In continuum percolation theory this volume is denoted the excluded volume Vex , where Vex = 2dV in a RGG.
Random Geometric Graphs
Let Ema be the union of d perfect matchings between the leaves of Vtr and Vex .
The Cover Time of Deterministic Random Walks
Let Xtr := X ∩ Vtr and Xex := X ∩ Vex . (i) Consider first the case where |Xtr | > 4|Xex |.
The Cover Time of Deterministic Random Walks
As in the proof of Theorem 4.1, choose an Euler tour of the directed graph Gex and set the rotors of Vex and the initial position such that the deterministic walk on G first performs an Euler tour on Gex before visiting any node from Vtr .
The Cover Time of Deterministic Random Walks
Let us observe that a locally definable cover of a definable group is always definably generated (see [EP12a]), namely it is generated as an abstract group by a vex subgroup G of the ordered additive group (M , <, +) of the form (cid:83) definable subset.
Discrete subgroups of locally definable groups
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