• Never get flustered or annoyed
    Never get flustered or annoyed
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv annoyingly in an annoying manner or to an annoying degree
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: John Van Wormer invented paper milk cartons after dropping a bottle of milk one morning. The bottle broke spilling the milk everywhere. That annoyance was enough for Van Wormer to come up with the idea.
    • annoyingly In an annoying manner.
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  • Mark Twain
    “There is nothing so annoying as a good example!!”
  • Mark Twain
    “Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.”
  • Fred A. Allen
    “I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.”
  • Francois FeNelon
    “If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.”


In literature:

He had explained her annoyance by calling himself a clod!
"The Vehement Flame" by Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
He felt somewhat nervous and annoyed at this result.
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
I must say, that I was much annoyed at this intelligence.
"Japhet, In Search Of A Father" by Frederick Marryat
Sit down, or go away; otherwise you will annoy me; and I warn you that I am something terrible when I am annoyed.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
I sincerely regret having annoyed you, Fraeulein.
"The Northern Light" by E. Werner
She was annoyed too by the way Richard always spoke of her as Marion.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
I have noticed for some time that the dear child annoys you.
"The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
The squire was equally annoyed.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
He scarcely noticed her veiled annoyance at his refusal.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
They were now also again annoyed by evil men and mobs.
"A Young Folks' History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" by Nephi Anderson
He turned round, and as he saw her she thought that a look of surprise, almost of annoyance, flitted over his impassive face.
"The Chink in the Armour" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
I have kept my promise, and have not spoken a word that could annoy you.
"Miss Dexie" by Stanford Eveleth
To her amazement and annoyance her entry was entirely unnoticed.
"Regiment of Women" by Clemence Dane
Her remarks about the importance of taking care had annoyed Jack a little, and still more his own annoyance at being annoyed.
"Scarlet and Hyssop" by E. F. Benson
Thoroughly annoyed, I went into the dining-room.
"The Mysterious Three" by William Le Queux
She had made one or two annoying mistakes and had had one or two surprises, some pleasant ones.
"The Career of Katherine Bush" by Elinor Glyn
Had she noticed that I was annoyed when men paid court to her, that I moved away when others approached?
"Le Cocu (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVIII)" by Charles Paul de Kock
You know how greatly such a breach of etiquette annoys the Emperor.
"The Great Court Scandal" by William Le Queux
She would annoy Julian, she had probably annoyed him to-night; but would she ever reach him?
"The Second Fiddle" by Phyllis Bottome
Margaret felt annoyed, and could not quite see why she should be annoyed.
"Mrs. Dorriman, Volume 1 of 3" by Julie Bosville Chetwynd

In poetry:

My heart in DELIA is so fully blest,
It has not room to lodge another joy;
My peace all leans upon that gentle breast,
And only there misfortune can annoy.
"Delia, An Elegy" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
Nor tell me, ye, of joy,
Do not my soul annoy
With hopes that never bloom!
Better ye bought my tomb,
And laid me down to rest,
Than tire this weary breast!
"Charmion's Lament" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
MOSCON. Excellent, faith! the fancy tickles
Quite my fancy. Let her say
Who it is that annoys or nicks her
To a nicety. Let's go see her,
And she'll choose.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Thrice I sinned—oh I the heavens' joyance!
Breasts angelic shook wi' the joke;
Once did good—oh ! earth's annoyance I
Hell to pay and the bank gone broke I
""You Never Can Tell"" by George Sterling
'Now ain't that annoying' cried monarch
'I'm sure I can't walk through the town
And be seen amongst crowds of my subjects
In a pair of grey flannels and crown'
"King John" by Stanley Holloway
And ay since man fell from his joy,
Auld Satan doth himsel' employ,
The human bosom to annoy--
He it beguiles,
Still striving mortals to decoy
Wi' unseen wiles;
"The Loss Of Man's Happiness" by Susannah Hawkins

In news:

It may annoy you—what is this, and why is this art.
The most annoying sound in the world.
He was a confessed sperm donor with the annoying habit of saying "dude" every few seconds.
Jon Chait's move to New York magazine has been annoying for two reasons.
Because I access my laptop frequently and many times for one piece of information, it is an incredible annoyance waiting for the full re- boot .
Tips To Combat Your Significant Other's Annoying Habits.
Well, they never really warned us of how annoying a boyfriend could be once we grew up.
Tour bus traffic annoys Music Street residents.
I'm annoyed by a lot — and people parking where they shouldn't is one of those things.
I can go back to watching TV with Lee without those annoying negative ads.
Some book lovers, once annoyed by large bookselling chains, are now afraid of seeing them shut.
Why is the sound of fingernails being scratched across a chalkboard so annoying.
What annoys me the most are the ROBO calls.
AS any traveler knows, an annoying airline flight is usually largely forgotten a week later, except perhaps to be recounted for the purposes of one-upmanship when trading stories about bad trips.
Those annoying mail-in offers are everywhere these days.

In science:

But her annoyance is quickly transformed into enlightenment, as she realizes what happened, and that her previous philosophy contained a serious flaw.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
For readability, we hide some annoying small factors and therefore some of the parameters in our presentation are slightly imprecise.
Possibilities and impossibilities in Kolmogorov complexity extraction
It is well known that infinite appears annoyingly in the perturbation expansion of QED . To get accurate results, people adopted the renormalization project to correct the primary theory. The starting point of QED is the Lagrangian of electromagnetic systems.
Regard Renormalization in QED as Functor between Categories
This way of introduction of random sources and sinks has the annoying feature that it does not conserve the number of particles in the system.
Field Theory Approach In Kinetic Reaction: Role Of Random Sources And Sinks
Another annoyance is the following: if D is a division ring which is neither left nor right algebraic over a division subring E , it is not clear that we can choose a b ∈ D which is simultaneously neither left nor right algebraic over E .
Free subalgebras of division algebras over uncountable fields
First let us point a small annoyance which we will turn to our advantage.
Complexity of random smooth functions on compact manifolds. I
Another annoying observation is that so far no one has been able to find solutions of random K -SAT with frozen variables, in spite of the fact that theory clearly predicts their existence [11, 21] at large enough density of constraints.
Reweighted belief propagation and quiet planting for random K-SAT
This problem becomes especially annoying when the general solution of the isotropy equation is discussed.
Collapsing shear-free perfect fluid spheres with heat flow
Before discussing the costs associated to a range of speeds that should contain the optimal speed, we introduce a “surgery” on the tra jectory of the random walk, which consists in erasing certain annoying loops.
Lyapunov exponents of random walks in small random potential: the lower bound
One annoying difficulty studying bX is that we cannot easily exclude the walk diverging to +∞ on a set of non-zero probability.
Localization of a vertex reinforced random walks on $\Z$ with sub-linear weights
Fortunately large data sets that are enough to make smear fitting annoyingly slow also tend to have dense uv coverage, eliminating many of the ambiguities that can impede model construction, and making them good candidates for binning.
Smear fitting: a new deconvolution method for interferometric data
By our new vanishing theorem, the reader will be released from annoyance of perturbing coefficients of boundary divisors.
Introduction to the log minimal model program for log canonical pairs
The phenomenon described in Proposition 3.65 is annoying when we treat non-normal varieties.
Introduction to the log minimal model program for log canonical pairs
Since this can become quite annoying when looking through older images, it can be turned off using the check-box on the far right.
Claude - An Automation Tool for the Monet Telescopes
Even for large programs input files and command line arguments are a comfortable way to replace annoying graphical user interfaces.
A study of the existing libraries to read from configuration files (from C++)