harassed

[ huh-ras, har-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF harassed
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Better, however, was death than to be thus hunted and harassed.

For very early shall I leave this place; harassed and fatigued to death.

The man is simply crazy about you, and harassed to death with this ranch business.

Clennam, harassed by more anxieties than one, was among this devoted band.

Here the infamous Tschauna harassed me and well-nigh put me to shame.

His eyes had a harassed expression, but there was a gleam in them that set her heart beating.

On the next day they harassed with their perquisitions all those who let lodgings.

But this was no sooner done than they began to be harassed by Gorgopas and the privateers again.

I mean that you have harassed me and my men at every opportunity.

You were having your business worries and you were harassed and nervous.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from French harasser "tire out, vex," possibly from Old French harer "set a dog on," and perhaps blended with Old French harier "to harry, draw, drag" [Barnhart]. Originally "to lay waste, devastate," sense of "distress" is from 1650s. Related: Harassed; harassing.

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