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Ressa continues to face a slew of tax evasion and other suits that she says are vexatious.
RODRIGO DUTERTE IS USING ONE OF THE WORLD'S LONGEST COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS TO STRENGTHEN HIS GRIP ON THE PHILIPPINESAIE BALAGTAS SEE / MANILAMARCH 15, 2021TIME
Whether advocates and orators had liberty to plead in causes, manifestly known to be unjust, vexatious, or oppressive?
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
This detention was very vexatious, for we were not only losing a fair wind, but lying in a very exposed situation.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
I am sure it will not survive half a dozen performances, which is mortally vexatious.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
The happy future, when flowers shall bloom around you, supersedes in your thoughts the vexatious present or the mournful past.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
At last I have had a letter from Deyverdun, wretched excuses, nothing done, vexatious enough.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
Nothing is so vexatious as the French measures; I do not understand them yet, though I have inquired of every one.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
What a joy it is in a vexatious world, where things 'gang aft agley,' to find something absolutely right.
PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
It is a vexatious feeling for the young to feel the pangs of hunger, and I was not used to a long fast.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
General Grover sent out horses for us, and so we reached the city after many vexatious delays and rough experiences.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
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WORDS RELATED TO VEXATIOUS

  • aggravating
  • annoying
  • exasperating
  • frustrating
  • infuriating
  • provoking
  • troubling
  • trying
  • vexatious
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