• WordNet 3.6
    • n harasser a persistent attacker "the harassers were not members of the regular army"
    • n harasser a persistent tormentor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The trainees are thrown into a pool with their hands and feet tied wearing snorkeling masks. They are then harassed by their instructors who knock their masks off, spin their bodies, and pull them under in an effort to disorient the student.
    • n Harasser One who harasses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n harasser One who harasses or teases; a spoiler.
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  • Denis Diderot
    “There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error.”
  • Horace
    “Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?”
  • Mao Zedong
    “The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue.”


In literature:

Don't, then, harass me upon this matter.
"The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
For at least seven months, after we had crossed the river, the enemy continually harassed us.
"In the Shadow of Death" by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
Nevertheless we might harass our enemies, giving them little rest day or night.
"Four Months Besieged" by H. H. S. Pearse
Long after Donald MacRae outgrew that passion Gower had continued secretly to harass him.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Our long and harassing fight, then, had been worth the sacrifice.
"Ladysmith" by H. W. Nevinson
The army, he wrote to Hood, is harassed to death, and he notices that it suffers from sickness far more than do the seamen.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
I do not think a short stay here will hurt his health, particularly as his ship is at anchor, and his mind not harassed.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
He took one look at the harassed youth and jumped up.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
Tom Burton was mightily changed, but now and again an echo of the old self harassed his reincarnation.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
They were brave, but fit only to harass the enemy, not to fight him.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
All day French had been harassing General Talbot's forces.
"Sir John French" by Cecil Chisholm
It necessitated endless vigilance, endless harassing precautions, an unnatural secrecy.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Not only is the young wife tried beyond all her experience, and her nervous system harassed, but the husband, too, partakes of her weakness.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
They hung about the skirts of that part of the army which had been landed, cutting off foraging parties, and otherwise harassing it.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
He is to seize St. Malo or any place near it suitable for helping the Royalists and harassing the enemy.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
The sound of it sent a shudder through the harassed woman.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
One morning General Harrington came forth from his bed chamber, harassed and anxious.
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
Could he go on persecuting the harassed woman?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
At that time some hostile Indians began to harass the peaceful Indians, from whom they took a quantity of their rice and maize.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493–1898, Volume XXXVI, 1649–1666" by Various
Still her poor were wretched, still their employers were harassed.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë

In poetry:

He lay awake, with a harassed air,
And she, in her cloud of loose lank hair,
Seemed trouble-tried
As the dawn drew in on their faces there.
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy
Why wilt thou go, my harassed heart,
What thought, what scene invites thee now?
What spot, or near or far,
Has rest for thee, my weary brow?
"A little while, a little while" by Emily Jane Bronte
O doubts, dull passions, and base fears,
That harassed and oppressed the day,
Ye poor remorses and vain tears,
That shook this house of clay:
"With The Night" by Archibald Lampman
"To fit thy soul for endless rest,
I harass now the driven leaf,
But though sore pressed and grief distressed,
The life of sorrow will be brief.
""Wilt Thou Harass A Driven Leaf?"" by Joseph Horatio Chant
"`And even while you're thus harassed,
I do believe, if out you went,
You'd go, in spite of all that's passed,
To the children of that President!'
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier
'Twas then the struggle commenced in terrible earnest:
While every man was resolved to do his best;
And the enemy barricaded every entrance so as a single man could only pass,
Determined to make a strong resistance, and the British to harass.
"The Capture of Lucknow" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Douglas Kennedy, a son of the late Sen Robert F Kennedy, was acquitted Tuesday of child endangerment and harassment charges stemming from a scuffle in a hospital maternity ward .
(PNI) It is unfair and defies common sense to criticize presidential candidate Mitt Romney's errors in judgment in harassing gays as a young teenager ("Romney denies that he bullied gay classmates," Republic, Friday).
Erika Nicole Mauch, 31, was arrested on a Prowers Sheriff's Office warrant for vehicular assault, menacing , misdemeanor harassment and obstruction of telephone/telegraph service.
One New Hanover County employee claims her boss is harassing her, which could lead to her termination.
Tattooed man feels police harassed him.
Congress should probe, punish ICE harassment.
Harassing and misleading phone calls in 2011 federal election reported nationwide, Liberals and NDP say.
The Egyptian military's use of so-called virginity tests against female democracy protesters in Tahrir Square is part of a long tradition of using sexual harassment as a tool of social control.
Sexual Harassment's Legal Morass .
After a bomb explodes in a local Sunday school, Somali Muslims in Kenya face harassment and fear retribution.
They're trying to call attention to the destructive effects of name-calling and its ugly stepsisters: harassment and bullying.
Cain responds to nameless sexual harassment accusers from his past.
I joined the social networking site after years of harassment.
"X Factor" judge Nicole Scherzinger is being harassed on Facebook and Twitter after she helped eliminate contestant Drew.
A city employee says Carmel City Administrator Rich Guillen, above, sexually harassed her.

In science:

Moore et al. (1996) propose a modified form of this interaction called ‘harassment’ whereby just close encounters of galaxy pairs is enough to initiate morphological transmutation.
At the Vigintennial of the Butcher-Oemler Effect
Two principal evolutionary sequences are galaxy harassment (Moore et al. 1996; Conselice et al. 2003a) and SNdriven galactic winds (Dekel & Silk 1986; Arimoto & Yoshii 1987), resulting in morphologically and kinematically similar stellar systems but with distinct chemical properties.
The puzzlingly large Ca II triplet absorption in dwarf elliptical galaxies
This ‘galaxy harassment’ process (Moore et al. 1996) induces a dramatic morphological evolution on a time-span of about 3 Gyr.
Evidence for a warm ISM in Fornax dEs - II. FCC032, FCC206 and FCCB729
This seems unlikely, especially considering the fact that bigger galaxies tend to inhabit denser region of the large scale structure where the effects of environment (harassment, gas-gas interactions) should be more significant.
Active Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II: galaxy and activity evolution
By contrast, the simulations of Dav ´e e t al. (2010) suggest turbulent motion in massive disk-like galaxies is driven by harassment by smaller satellites and the infall of gas.
Integral Field Spectroscopy of 2.0
Given that the fuel source for AGN is in the gas phase, any physical mechanism that has the potential to disturb the morphology of a galaxy such as harassment (Moore et al. 1996) may also produce an enhancement of AGN activity – i.e. not simply mergers.
The drivers of AGN activity in galaxy clusters: AGN fraction as a function of mass and environment
However, several successive high-speed encounters between galaxies (galaxy harassment) may lead to gas inflow and strong star formation activity (Fujita 1998).
Near-infrared adaptive optics observations of galaxy clusters: Abell 262 at z=0.0157, J1836.3CR at z=0.414, and PKS 0743-006 at z=0.994
In particular it would allow us to study in detail the influence of galaxy harassment.
Near-infrared adaptive optics observations of galaxy clusters: Abell 262 at z=0.0157, J1836.3CR at z=0.414, and PKS 0743-006 at z=0.994
These differences include: high speed collisions, galaxy ’harassment,’, ram pressure stripping, ’strangulation,’ and induced slow collisions (see Figure 8).
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
The cumulative effect of many weak (highspeed or distant) galaxy-galaxy interactions in clusters, as well as perturbations from the cluster potential, and possibly from intermediate scale sub-structure is called ’harassment’ (see Moore et al. 1996, Moore et al. 1999).
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
Thus, after the stripped material is gone, it could be difficult to discern whether excess SF is the result of RPS, a minor merger, or harassment.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
Harassment : Galaxy harassment is a process that is not usually included in semi-analytic models of galaxy formation.
How `heredity' and `environment' shape galaxy properties
For this reason, it is believed that harassment might have an important role in the formation of dwarf ellipticals or in the destruction of low-surface brightness galaxies in clusters, but it is less able to explain the evolution of luminous cluster galaxies.
How `heredity' and `environment' shape galaxy properties
E existent : vents galactiques, pression dynamique d´epouillant, harassment gravitationnel.
Formation and Evolution of Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies
E’s exist: galactic winds, ram pressure stripping, gravitaional harassment.
Formation and Evolution of Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies