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Harassment  n.  The act of harassing, or state of being harassed; worry; annoyance; anxiety. "Little harassments which I am led to suspect do occasionally molest the most fortunate."

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"Harassment" Quotes from Famous Books

... help sought is long delayed. It is not only 'souls under the altar' that have to cry 'How long, O Lord, dost Thou not avenge?' One thinks of years of persecution for whole communities, or of long, weary days of harassment and suffering for individuals, of multitudes of prayers and groans sent up into a heaven that, for all the answers sent down, might as well be empty, and one feels it hard to hold by the faith that 'verily, there ...
— Expositions Of Holy Scripture - Volume I: St. Luke, Chaps. I to XII • Alexander Maclaren

... again after the interval of abstraction there were fine lines of harassment between his eyes, and his words came as if speech were costing ...
— The Taming of Red Butte Western • Francis Lynde

... insisted Mrs. Wentworth. "If I had not been such a fool I might have seen. It is all plain to me now. Your harassment—my folly—it came to me like a ...
— Gordon Keith • Thomas Nelson Page

... dismiss from our minds the belief, frequently advanced, and which is advocated so ably by Sir George Clarke, that such mutual support would tend in the future to exempt maritime commerce in general from the harassment which it hitherto has undergone in war. I shall have to try for special clearness here in stating my own views, partly because to some they may appear retrogressive, and also because they may be thought by others ...
— The Interest of America in Sea Power, Present and Future • A. T. Mahan

Words linked to "Harassment" :   vexation, mistreatment, torment, bedevilment, badgering, teasing, sexual harassment, worrying, molestation, tantalization, ribbing, harass, witch-hunt, baiting, tease

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