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66 examples of irk in sentences

The notion irked her pride, that her name should ever be brought into the brawls of men.

"If gratitude irks you, sir, what would you have?" "All," I cried; "and yet, Heaven knows, I am not worth it.

Of course I accepted,you know how it irked me to remain at home,but I gave him at the same time a statement of my reason for quitting the Virginia service,that I could not consent to be outranked by every subaltern who held a commission from the king.

For there seemed to be nothing to be done, and, what most irked me, there were so many senior officers present that I myself could take no decisions.

Nay, be advised: No hardship irks the lady, save to sit At home and feed her sparrows; nor no worse Annoy than from her balcony to spy (Should the eye rove) a Switzer of the Guard At post between her raspberry-canes, to watch

it irks me whilst I write!

It irks me to think, that, stript of thy regalities, thou shouldst ferry over, a poor forked shade, in crazy Stygian wherry.

It was the routine, the dull, common routine, of Laburnum Villa which irked so badly.

None of us, however, were much in the style of the "melancholy Jacques," or, with our eyes on some vigorous fisherman higher up the river, we might have begun: "And yet it irks us, these bright speckled trout, Being native swimmers in this river, should From their own limpid pools, by gay, false flies Be cruelly decoyed.

It irks me to have cowards in the senate!

It irked him to shout; he hesitated for a long while; then sudden misgiving lest she might flee the house seized him and he bellowed.

Tyneside grenadier we had, Whom none could quell or decently constrain, For he was turbulent and sometimes bad, Yet, stout of heart, he dearly loved to fight, And spoke his fellows on a gusty night In some high barn, where, huddled in the straw, They watched the cheap wicks gutter on the shelf, How he was irked with discipline and law, And would fare forth to battle by himself.

She had neither means nor friends, and she was much too thoroughly conversant with the common way of the world with a woman alone to imagine that, by taking her life in her own hands, she would accomplish much more than exchange the irk of the frying pan for the fury of the fire.

And, at the thought of this, we experienced a very pleasurable sense of excitement; yet, before the bo'sun would let us touch the kite, he insisted that we should gather our usual supply of fuel, the which order, though full of wisdom, irked us exceedingly, because of our eagerness to set about the rescue.

Nay, let us run unto the baseful cave, Pight in the hollow ribs of craggy cliff, Where dreary owls do shriek the live-long night, Chasing away the birds of cheerful light; Where yawning ghosts do howl in ghastly wise, Where that dull, hollow-eyed, that staring sire, Yclep'd Despair, hath his sad mansion: Him let us find, and by his counsel we Will end our too much irked misery.

She, however, whether irked by the dulness of the country, or thinking by her presence to guard her husband against those temptations to which he was prone, followed him to the town, where the infant sickened of the epidemic and died.

Certainly the simple life appealed to Lady Mary, but much as she liked Geneva the cost of living irked her.

The delay irked her, and she became somewhat depressed, and said that she was dubious, in her precarious state of health, whether she would arrive at her destination.

Even in the noble poem Rabbi Ben Ezra, this jolting line appears: "Irks care the crop-full bird?

At the same time she was but little irked by it, for the reason that her spirit was not one to be unduly affected by exterior social, intellectual, and physical conditions.

And again, as we walked, she gave out word that there was little wonder she had been urged to call to me that night, as she saw me pause upon the road; though, indeed, she had learned of our cousin-ship before, having seen me go by on my horse pretty oft, and inquired concerning me; and mayhap daintily irked that I had so little heed of Lady Mirdath the Beautiful.

And when that I had gone downward for eighteen hours, and eat and drunk thrice, I ceased from my labour, and did feel about in the darkness, that I come to a level place for my rest; and so did find presently, a place not so bad, and did push and cast away such small boulders as had been like to irk me.

And this thing is plain to you, and needing not of many words, which do so irk me.

And this was wisdom of the Maid; but I to be a little irked-like and restless; and this mayhap because that my blood did itch me, because that it did be so full of the poison of my bruises.

But she did keep me alway very low-lying; and truly I scarce to mind; for I was not gotten enough of my strength, to give me to feel irked.

displease, annoy, incommode, discompose, trouble, disquiet; faze, feaze^, feeze [U.S.]; disturb, cross, perplex, molest, tease, tire, irk, vex, mortify, wherret^, worry, plague, bother, pester, bore, pother, harass, harry, badger, heckle, bait, beset, infest, persecute, importune.

Such traits are not in a historical point of view matters of difference; we recognize in them the stage of intellectual culture which irked these earliest Roman verse-making schoolmasters, and we at the same time perceive that, although Andronicus was born in Tarentum, Greek cannot have been properly his mother-tongue.

Now, it irks me to be the cause of so much trouble, seeing that I am the only traveller in the house.

They are before us in the march of man; they have more or less solved the irking problem; they have battled through the equinox of life; in good and evil they have held their course; and now, without open shame, they near the crown and harbour.

It irked the girl to see that stout, clumsy figure in the chair which had been filled by her grandmother's imperial form.

Sivert was not upset over the matter, not at all; perhaps, indeed, it might have irked him something more if he really had thrown away five thousand Daler.

It irks her to think of the others, young women, ay ...

"It irks me, nevertheless, that the partner of her iniquity should not at least stand on the scaffold by her side.

" I had lost patience with the man, partly because it irks me to have strangers take liberties with my person, and also because I had reached the conclusion that he was simply a shallow dissembler and rascal.

It was work that irked him, because he hated doing things over when the first glad joy of inspiration was gone, but he stuck to it.

That irked him so that he sulked and sneered, and generally made himself so insulting that I slapped him.

And being irked at their lack of rights and ill content with the land, and having no power at all over the wind and snow, and caring little for the powers they had, the demi-gods became idle, greasy, and slow; and the contemptuous dwarfs despised them ever.

And the bear was walking towards the man, very slowly because his wound irked himyet he was now very close.

This element was a conscious aristocracy of its kind, but its members were more or less irked by the knowledge that no matter how great their merits they could not cross the boundary into white society.

What seems to have irked Salgaocar was Sunaparant's highlighting, on its front-page, the news of the nomination of Vasant Pilgaonkar (a family friend and close aide-cum-adviser of Ravi Naik) as the Goa Public Service Commission chief.

The next day, an irked Mr Sinha, who is anyway a man of few words, did not have very pleasant words to say about this.

It irks me now.

Especially does this sort of conversation irk me, because it is not fair to the young lady herself.

Ail, irk, and behoove, are regular verbs and transitive; but they are used only in the third person singular: as, "What ails you?""It irks me.""It behooves you."

Ail, irk, and behoove, are regular verbs and transitive; but they are used only in the third person singular: as, "What ails you?""It irks me.""It behooves you."

Even so, the monotony of mere car repairing began to irk him.

"My life at Clapham," continued the letter, "has irked me for some time, and to tell you the truth, the spectacle of your vigorous young happinessyou are having a very good time, you know, fighting the worldreminded me of the passing years.

Moreover he was much away from Mekran Kot, being, like our father, a great traveller and soon irked by whatever place he might be in.

Those ways might irk and cramp him sometimes.

And,' she added musingly, 'the thing that irks me most is this shattered prison, after all.

Whether from rebellion against the irking monotony of its inherited creeds or from compulsions generated by its own complexities, each age develops its code of convenient illusions which minimize cerebration in dilemmas of conduct by postulating an unequivocal cleavage between the current right and the current wrong.

It irks him sair.

By dayby our earthly day, that isthe ghostly vision of the old familiar scenery of Sussexville, all about him, irked and worried him.

" This prospect pleased Edward mightily: but "it irked him to take the name and arms of that of which he had as yet won no tittle."

dame, I had much rather you had been elsewhere than here; but you pray me such prayers that I dare not refuse you, and though it irks me much to do so, there!

Though friendly with the philosophers, he did not belong to them, and his wife's piety frequently irked them.

I would not "pick bad from bad," but it irks one's spirit to see these miscreants making "assurance doubly sure," and providing for their own safety with such solicitude, after sacrificing, without remorse, whatever was most interesting or respectable in the country.

I would not "pick bad from bad," but it irks one's spirit to see these miscreants making "assurance doubly sure," and providing for their own safety with such solicitude, after sacrificing, without remorse, whatever was most interesting or respectable in the country.

Of course, these things are my prerogative, and a man born to them may not forego what is due to his birth even though it irks him.

The pick and shovel irked his hands as he swung them; his palms began to itch for the weapons that the soldiers bore.

The smell of them irked him sorely.

"That you are acting wisely I am truly convinced, Seรฑor Allen, though it irks me to say that it is so.

And to-night the wind was southerly, and his old hurts irked him not.

Mr. Portlethorpe had listenedso it seemed to mewith a good deal of irritation and impatience; he was clearly one of those people who do not like interference with what they regard as an established order of things, and it evidently irked him to have any questions raised as to the Carstairs affairswhich, of course, he himself had done much to settle when Sir Gilbert succeeded to the title.

Muscular arms folded in an idleness that irked them with aching weariness, he sat there, brooding, motionless.

But most, ye helpful angels That send distress and work, Hot task and sweating forehead, To heal man's idle irk, Pity her!