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They picked His words, and nagged His kindliest acts, and dogged His steps.

As he talked, Conn began to be nagged by an odd sense of recognition.

She got well and went home and nagged the life out of her family for years.

It did not seem possible that Claire's body could be nagged into going on any longer.

Ladies gave too much trouble; they nagged at you, and they beat you down.

Polly, who was with her during the long hours of the day, would not be nagged.

You nagged and nagged at her until she'd finished your ball-dress.

In that case it certainly could not be her fault; wherefore she nagged Hedward.

Then we nagged each other about it, and at last, to get away from it, I hid it in this drawer.

"Look up, and face the music," nagged the relentless Updyke.

WORD ORIGIN

"annoy by scolding," 1828, originally a dialectal word meaning "to gnaw" (1825), probably ultimately from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse gnaga "to complain," literally "to bite, gnaw," dialectal Swedish and Norwegian nagga "to gnaw"), from Proto-Germanic *gnagan, related to Old English gnagan "to gnaw" (see gnaw). Related: Nagged; nagger; nagging.

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