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Badgering   Listen
Badgering  n.  
The act of one who badgers.
The practice of buying wheat and other kinds of food in one place and selling them in another for a profit. (Prov. Eng.)

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Badgering" Quotes from Famous Books

... "Well, badgering the Engineers is considered excellent sport—especially just now when their services are not absolutely required. We snub them and underpay them, we refuse them the rank due to them, and lead them a generally happy life! Nothing of that sort ...
— Punch Among the Planets • Various

... you could not expect Andy Green to do any more badgering or to discourage the girl. He did like her better for having grit and a mental backbone—and he found a way of telling her so and of making ...
— The Flying U's Last Stand • B. M. Bower

... he did. He has been badgering me for years past to look out for a wife; and when we met you he was clever enough to realise that you were the one woman to fill the post. If he had said as much to me at that stage of affairs, I should have packed up and made off within the hour; if he had said it to you, you would have felt it ...
— Big Game - A Story for Girls • Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

... flap-eared, gape-mouthed, forward-bending, were very proud of their little Jeff. He saw that, except for their clothes and self-conscious coiffures, they were exactly like a gang of cracker-box loafers at Heinie Rauskukle's badgering ...
— Free Air • Sinclair Lewis

... pray? You and I can never look at a thing in the same light for two minutes at a time. If I want to rest on my oars you're badgering me to be up and doing. If I begin to see it's time for me to interfere, it's 'Oh, no, William!' There never ...
— Mrs. Day's Daughters • Mary E. Mann

... can be done only by making pecuniary contributions to its maintenance. It is, indeed, very doubtful if any real good can be done by urging colonies to make them. It seems certain that the objections to this are greater than any benefit that it can confer. Badgering our fellow-subjects beyond sea for money payments towards the cost of the navy is undignified and impolitic. The greatest sum asked for by the most exacting postulant would not equal a twentieth part of the imperial naval expenditure, ...
— Sea-Power and Other Studies • Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge

Words linked to "Badgering" :   torment, bedevilment, worrying, molestation, harassment

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