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It secures us against all future annoyance from powerful Indian tribes.

Illogically, he felt it was all Bill's fault that he must endure this annoyance.

He bit his lip in his annoyance, shivering with a presentiment.

She answers sweetly without a trace of the annoyance she must surely feel.

I do not believe I have ever said anything before them which could cause them annoyance.

I returned to the hotel, and spoke to Jarrett of my annoyance.

She was looking about her on all sides, in a fidget of annoyance, searching for him, and to his dismay she saw him.

A shade of annoyance crossed Atherstone's finely marked face.

"Please go on," said Marcia, coldly, quivering with excitement and annoyance.

In spite of his annoyance, Hilary instinctively liked the giant.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "act of annoying," from Old French enoiance "ill-humor, irritation," from anuiant, present participle of anuier "to be troublesome, annoy, harass" (see annoy). Meaning "state of being annoyed" is from c.1500. Earlier, annoying was used in the sense of "act of offending" (c.1300), and a noun annoy (c.1200) in a sense "feeling of irritation, displeasure, distaste."

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