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It depresses the humble sufferer from its baneful effects; it irritates the passions of the unamiable.
A poor cigar irritates the throat aside from the regular effect of the tobacco, especially if there is much nitre in the wrapper.
Of course Mrs. Shadd is doing this to retain her grip, but it irritates me more than I can say to have her get it just the same.
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The state of things is secured by clemency; severity represseth a few, but irritates more.
Courage under misfortune irritates the hearts of cowards, but it is pleasing to generous minds.
The club which you are 'permitted to make use of' on these occasions always irritates with its strangeness and discomfort.
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If you display any independence, whether of language or of opinion, it irritates him.
The sight of the koel affects a crow in much the same way as a red cloth irritates a bull.
If outrage irritates even cowards, what will it do to hearts that have courage?
In order to debase Matvey, whose superiority irritates him, Titov asks him to participate in his extortions.

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