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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IRRITATION

At last, however, he mastered his irritation to some degree, and spoke his command briefly.

Gilder made a gesture of irritation, as he sank into the chair at his desk.

The violence of her feelings, which must wear her out, may be easily kept in irritation.

Moreover, it was forcibly borne in upon him just what a source of irritation they had been.

Mrs. Little felt a strange mingling of pride and irritation at what she saw.

The King regarded him with coldness, the Cardinal with irritation.

It was all the nonsense contained in these stories that fanned Guillaume's irritation.

In one way and another the troops became sources of irritation.

Her eyes showed a trifle of irritation, but the tears were all gone.

But as she went on, pride and irritation got the better of him.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., in reference to sores and morbid swelling, from Middle French irritation or directly from Latin irritationem (nominative irritatio) "incitement, irritation," noun of action from past participle stem of irritare (see irritate).

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