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He hurried to the Hotel d'Ettres; but the scenes of careless gaiety he saw there, seemed only to chafe his mind.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Turner being in a great chafe, about being disappointed of a room to stand in at the Coronacion.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
There was a pitcher of water handy, and I sprinkled her face and began to chafe her cold hands.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
Planks, secured to the rail by lines, were then run down to bear the chafe.
LEFT ON LABRADORCHARLES ASBURY STEPHENS
It is surely better to submit cheerfully to a hard lot, than to chafe and fret one's life away at what can not be helped.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
In vain did the soldiers chafe at this new check upon their enthusiasm, in vain did prudent counsellors remonstrate.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
And though they might chafe, still the capitalists never neglected to make the best of the situation.
A HISTORY OF TRADE UNIONISM IN THE UNITED STATESSELIG PERLMAN
Then, feeling the cold begin to creep in upon him in the stillness, Kane had to lift his thick-gloved hands to chafe his ears.
KINGS IN EXILESIR CHARLES GEORGE DOUGLAS ROBERTS
Men will resist, and, when resistance is vain, will chafe against its terrible strength.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
The young Imperator's heart began to chafe under the curb and to beat more quickly, his cheeks flushed and paled by turns.
CLEOPATRA, COMPLETEGEORG EBERS
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WORDS RELATED TO CHAFE

  • be spooking
  • be wiring
  • being antsy
  • being hyper
  • being nervous
  • being on pins and needles
  • bustling
  • chafing
  • fiddling
  • fretting
  • fussing
  • hitching
  • jiggling
  • jittering
  • joggling
  • jumping
  • playing
  • squirming
  • stirring
  • tossing
  • trifling
  • twiddling
  • twitching
  • wiggling
  • worrying
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