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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANNOY

Would he annoy her, enrage her perhaps, or even worse, tire her?

The other boys did attempt it, however, simply to tease and annoy the fiery Corsican.

Something in his brother's meditative back seemed to annoy him.

Nothing has been said, nothing happened; no one has dared to say or do anything to annoy you?

He smiled as it occurred to him how easily he could annoy Ingram by marrying Helen.

The power men possess to annoy me I give them by a weak curiosity.

Mr. Moore would never print anything which could annoy you or any one.

But cocoa you might drink a gallon a day and annoy no one but yourself!

This did not annoy him so much as the conviction that she had managed to scratch his face abundantly.

As if they had laid a plot to vex and annoy me, Clementine had made room for him.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Anglo-French anuier, Old French enoiier, anuier "to weary, vex, anger; be troublesome or irksome to," from Late Latin inodiare "make loathsome," from Latin (esse) in odio "(it is to me) hateful," ablative of odium "hatred" (see odium). Earliest form of the word in English was as a noun, c.1200, "feeling of irritation, displeasure, distaste." Related: Annoyed; annoying; annoyingly. Middle English also had annoyful and annoyous (both late 14c.).

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