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We have been harried, and chivied, and shot at until we are driven into such dens as this.

Her demands for money were constant: she harried her lover for money.

Every day Alfred harried me, threatened me: I had to obey him.

O'Shea was not sorry to have the excuse, and harried off to make his toilet.

Ye've hounded me and harried me through th' woods all th' year!

The official who came to the plate was as relaxed as the other had been harried.

In the summers they sailed back there and harried the coast.

The place is harried with illness; since I came there has been both fever and diphtheria there.

The Turks, harried in their rear, attempted to regain the roads to Shumla.

And her equerry has been hurried back to look after her harried estate.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hergian "make war, lay waste, ravage, plunder," the word used in the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" for what the Vikings did to England, from Proto-Germanic verb *harohan (cf. Old Frisian urheria "lay waste, ravage, plunder," Old Norse herja "to make a raid, to plunder," Old Saxon and Old High German herion, German verheeren "to destroy, lay waste, devastate"), from *harjaz "an armed force" (cf. Old English here, Old Norse herr "crowd, great number; army, troop," Old Saxon and Old Frisian heri, Dutch heir, Old High German har, German Heer "host, army," Gothic harjis), from PIE root *koro- "war" (cf. Lithuanian karas "war, quarrel," karias "host, army;" Old Church Slavonic kara "strife;" Middle Irish cuire "troop;" Old Persian kara "host, people, army;" Greek koiranos "ruler, leader, commander"). Weakened sense of "worry, goad, harass" is from c.1400. Related: Harried; harrying.

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